the whole shebang


: the whole thing : everything that is included in something
You can buy the whole shebang for just $50.

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Recent Examples on the Web To bring the whole shebang across the finish line, the dome became filled with images of the various endangered species in the nearby desert. Brad Auerbach, Spin, 6 Oct. 2023 The base, a thick Sicilian-esque crust, is topped with tomato sauce, salami and green bell peppers — and the whole shebang is shingled with slices of yellow American cheese, which is not the most photogenic finish. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 Ambitious and energetic travelers can see the whole shebang in a day; with more time or less energy, consider an overnight along the fjord or in Bergen. Rick Steves, Chicago Tribune, 27 June 2023 Standing in for last year’s winners Ukraine, the United Kingdom, specifically Liverpool, will be hosting the whole shebang for the first time since 1998. Jon O'Brien, Vulture, 9 May 2023 Roughly $40 million (£32 million) will get you the whole shebang. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 4 May 2023 Ultimately, though, Jesse Armstrong and company understand that the Roys are the whole shebang. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2021 Long white veils, glittering jewelry, the whole shebang. The Foretold Team, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2023 Now the whole shebang feels like a preview of something that would take over almost every aspect of our country. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The whole shebang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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