Meaning of “everything but/except the kitchen sink” in the English Dictionary

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"everything but/except the kitchen sink" in British English

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everything but/except the kitchen sink

humorous

a much larger number of things than is necessary:

We're only going on vacation for a week, but John will insist on taking everything but the kitchen sink.

(Definition of “everything but/except the kitchen sink” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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