Everything but the Kitchen Sink

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Every possible thing

Etymology:

  • This expression is originated in the early 20th century and got famous after World War II. As the kitchen sink is weighty and linked to pipeline, so it is hard to move it. But if you carry all except the kitchen sink it means you had carried everything else possible.  
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Sam arranged everything but the kitchen sink to make this party remarkable.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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everything but the kitchen sinkAlmost everything, whether needed or not.
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