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.
    Synonyms: everything under the sun; see also Thesaurus:everything
    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. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “kitchen sink”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.