soup-to-nuts

[ soop-tuh-nuhts ]
/ ˈsup təˈnʌts /

adjective

(of a meal) complete or impressive in number of courses.
Informal. complete; all-inclusive.

Nearby words

  1. soup plate,
  2. soup spoon,
  3. soup to nuts,
  4. soup up,
  5. soup-and-fish,
  6. soupbone,
  7. soupcon,
  8. soupfin,
  9. soupfin shark,
  10. souphanouvong

Origin of soup-to-nuts

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40

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Culture definitions for soup to nuts

soup to nuts

To include or cover everything, as in a full, multicourse meal: “The lecture on weather forecasting covered everything from soup to nuts.”

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