What does everything but the kitchen sink mean?

 

Idiom Meaning:

everything imaginable

 

Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:

 

Fraser “The Late Dr. Crane” (1999)

Time of Scene: ~00:20:20

Martin: You know, I think what you discovered this week is that something’s missing from your life. And before you start to fill it up with everything but the kitchen sink, I thought you ought to just ask yourself, “What do I really want? What is really going to make me happy now?”

 

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)

Time of Scene: ~00:13:40

Yosemite Sam: That dame’s taking everything but the kitchen sink.

 

The Giant Claw (1957)

Time of Scene: ~01:02:10

Mitch MacAfee: Now if this thing of mine works and we can get close, real close, and bombard that bird’s anti-matter energy shield with a stream of mesic atoms, I think we can destroy that shield. The bird would defenseless then except for beak, claws, and wings. You could hit it with everything but the kitchen sink.

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