Try Our Apps


What does the eggplant emoji really mean?

whole shebang

Also, whole shooting match . See whole ball of wax
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for whole shebang
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • I'm thinking this whole shebang is a big, thievin' fake—and I've always thought so.

    The Straw Eugene O'Neill
  • I'm going to haul the whole shebang down like Samson in the Temple.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • The whole shebang will go to pieces and the boys will be killed.

    Boy Scouts in the Northwest G. Harvey Ralphson
  • Perhaps Mr. John Temple, head of the whole shebang, would have approved this—under the circumstances.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • That's always the way with me if I go into anything, pretty soon I'm running the whole shebang; I dunno why it is.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • Then t'other float bobbed up and the whole shebang, car and all, drifted out and down the channel.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Why, the whole shebang wa'n't worth more than two dollars, to buy.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln

Word of the Day

Nearby words for whole shebang

Word Value for whole

Scrabble Words With Friends