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kit and caboodle

All the parts of a group of things. The phrase “the whole kit and caboodle” is often used. I had a collection I’d been putting together for nearly 25 years, and burglars stole the whole kit and caboodle. John has some awesome camping gear, and he let us borrow the kit and caboodle for the weekend.

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kit and caboodle

(ˈkɪt næ kəˈbudlæ)

n. everything; all parts and property. (Often with whole.) I want you out of here—kit and caboodle—by noon. She moved in to stay, kit and caboodle.

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the (whole) kit and caboodle

Informal

The entire collection or lot.

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kit and caboodle

The entire thing. A “kit” is a collection of items, such as a tool kit or a sewing kit. “Caboodle,” comes from “boodle,” is a collection of people. This 19th-century phrase was frequently misheard as “kitten caboodle,” causing the mishearer to look around for a young feline.

Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price

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