the whole shooting match

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the whole shooting match

informal
: the entire thing : everything
  • They said that they would pay for the food, music, decorations—the whole shooting match.

Word by Word Definitions

whole play
  1. : free of wound or injury : unhurt

  2. : recovered from a wound or injury : restored

  3. : being healed

  1. : a complete amount or sum : a number, aggregate, or totality lacking no part, member, or element

  2. : something constituting a complex unity : a coherent system or organization of parts fitting or working together as one

  1. : wholly, entirely

  2. : as a complete entity

match play
  1. : a person or thing equal or similar to another

  2. : one able to cope with another

  3. : an exact counterpart

  1. : to encounter successfully as an antagonist

  2. : to set in competition or opposition

  3. : to provide with a worthy competitor

  1. : a chemically prepared wick or cord formerly used in firing firearms or powder

  2. : a short slender piece of flammable material (such as wood) tipped with a combustible mixture that bursts into flame when slightly heated through friction (as by being scratched against a rough surface)


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