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noun
the final item imaginable on any extensive list of usually disparate items: He packed everything for his trip except the kitchen sink.
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Origin of kitchen sink

1870–75, for literal sense

Other definitions for kitchen sink (2 of 2)

kitchen-sink
[ kich-uhn-singk ]
/ ˈkɪtʃ ənˈsɪŋk /

adjective
marked by an indiscriminate and omnivorous use of elements: a kitchen-sink approach to moviemaking.

Origin of kitchen-sink

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for kitchen sink

kitchen sink

noun
a sink in a kitchen for washing dishes, vegetables, etc
everything but the kitchen sink everything that can be conceived of
(modifier) denoting a type of drama or painting of the 1950s depicting the sordid aspects of domestic reality
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