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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

You use the phrase ‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ when discussing a situation
that includes just about everything possible.

Example of use: “When we moved to Indiana, we didn't have much. By the time we sold our house 20 years later, we had to pack everything but the kitchen sink to move into the new place.”

Interesting fact about Everything but the Kitchen Sink

The origin of the expression ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ isn’t clear however it is believed to come from early 20th century America. The first printed example comes from a 1918 edition of The Syracuse Herald: “I have I shall rather enjoy the experience though the stations are full of people trying to get out and the streets blocked with perambulators, bird cages, and ‘everything but the kitchen sink.’”