everything but the kitchen sink

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Originally military slang, 1944.[1]

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everything but the kitchen sink (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) Almost everything, whether needed or not.
    She must have brought everything but the kitchen sink along on the trip, and how she lifted her suitcase, I do not know.

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  1. ^ kitchen sink” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.