everything but/except the kitchen sink Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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

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

See all translations

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)
Translations of “everything but/except the kitchen sink”
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎全部东西, 过多的东西…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎全部東西, 過多的東西…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More