Everything but the Kitchen Sink

What Does "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" Mean?

"Everything but the kitchen sink" is an English idiom. It means "almost everything imaginable or possible."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "everything but the kitchen sink" used in a sentence:

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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