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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marked by an indiscriminate and omnivorous use of elements: a kitchen-sink approach to moviemaking.
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How to use kitchen sink in a sentence
It works best on flat surfaces, such as in the kitchen sink, to generate the vacuum pressure necessary to release a clog.Hints From Heloise: Meditation can help anyone deal with stress and anxiety | Heloise Heloise | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Cleaning your floors, bath tiles, and kitchen sinks can go so much quicker with the help of a great spin scrubber.Best spin scrubber: For floors so clean, they squeak | PopSci Commerce Team | March 16, 2021 | Popular-Science
Until the day the kitchen sink fell apart in my hands at the vegan doughnut shop.The Toxicity of Restaurant Kitchens Is Exactly Why I Never Reported Abuses | Lindsey Danis | February 4, 2021 | Eater
The habit is so ingrained now that she estimates it only takes her family 10 to 15 minutes to clear the table, load the dishes and scrub the kitchen sink.5 simple ways to get your home in order, from ‘Clean Mama’ Becky Rapinchuk | Lindsey Roberts | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Instead, countries threw the kitchen sink at the virus, enacting many measures simultaneously.Coronavirus shutdowns don’t need to be all or nothing | Jonathan Lambert | November 25, 2020 | Science News
I used to fantasize about emptying his Smirnoff bottle in the kitchen sink and filling it back up with water.
No one in this disturbing mini-kitchen sink drama ends up looking good.As ‘Punishment,’ Clippers Bigot Donald Sterling Could Make $1 Billion | Robert Silverman | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A lot of crickets said the film was chaotic—kitchen-sink school of drama.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is it hard writing the second season after putting everything and the kitchen sink into the first?Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto | Andrew Romano | February 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I just finished a film here in LA called kitchen sink, which is again something very new to me and very different.
Then I got my new watering-pot, filled it at the kitchen sink, and gently watered the hopeful earth.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
S, Pipe to conduct cold water to a cock over the kitchen sink.A Treatise on Domestic Economy | Catherine Esther Beecher
Came to my house to fix a pipe under the kitchen sink—wouldn't quit at six o'clock.Frenzied Fiction | Stephen Leacock
"Michael Doyle, the plumber, told me to come here and look at the kitchen sink," they heard.The Girl Scouts' Good Turn | Edith Lavell
The kitchen sink may also be of any type you prefer but let there be light where it is hung.If You're Going to Live in the Country | Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
British Dictionary definitions for kitchen sink
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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