Informal. the structure of something, as of an organization, contrivance, or affair: The whole shebang fell apart when the chairman quit.
a primitive dwelling; shack; shanty.
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How to use shebang in a sentence
When Google Ads expanded match types to include close variants, keywords with the same meaning, the whole shebang, this tactic lost a lot of power.Google Ads for B2B: How to overcome challenges, platform limitations | Andrea Cruz | July 26, 2022 | Search Engine Land
Here are a few reasons the whole shebang can get under the skin of people who care about movies and TV, and why you shouldn’t take snubs on Globes night too seriously.
If those investments start really paying off, she could make a case to lead the whole shebang one day.
Sheppard, in his second season running the whole shebang, said last month when rumors erupted of a possible Wall for Westbrook swap that there was nothing to it.John Wall never let down Southeast D.C. even if the basketball was frustrating | Kevin Blackistone | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Swelling, pus, the whole shebang; an angry reaction that lasted weeks.
And, of course, the whole shebang can be topped with a dollop of hot cheese.
I grew up wanting the whole shebang: Prince Charming, white picket fence and our cooing angel-faced children.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories | Harry Siegel | February 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They want the whole, glorious wedding shebang—including the significant white gown.
You're mighty slow in learning that it ain't best to kick against the pricks in this 'ere shebang.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective | Police Captain Howard
As for Mabel, she was one of them gushy, goo-gooey kind of girls, and she was as struck with the shebang as her dad.Cape Cod Stories | Joseph C. Lincoln
The judge looked the shebang over sourly but finally nodded agreement.Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
I honestly b'lieve it come of us bein' on shore and runnin' the shebang on a share and share alike idee.Cap'n Eri | Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The whole shebang will go to pieces and the boys will be killed.Boy Scouts in the Northwest | G. Harvey Ralphson
British Dictionary definitions for shebang
a situation, matter, or affair (esp in the phrase the whole shebang)
a hut or shack
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