"whole enchilada" meaning in English

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Noun

Head templates: {{en-noun}} whole enchilada (plural whole enchiladas) Forms: whole enchiladas [plural]
  1. (idiomatic) All of something or a group of related things taken in totality. Tags: idiomatic
    Sense id: whole_enchilada-en-noun-0sN1DAzU Synonyms: everything

Inflected forms

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  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "whole enchiladas",
      "tags": [
        "plural"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "head_templates": [
    {
      "args": {},
      "expansion": "whole enchilada (plural whole enchiladas)",
      "name": "en-noun"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "noun",
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [],
      "examples": [
        {
          "ref": "1984, William Diehl, Hooligans",
          "text": "They need a fall guy for the whole enchilada."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2001, Jane Heller, Name Dropping: What If Two Very Different Women Had the Same Exact Name?",
          "text": "\"I want the wife, the kids, the house, the dog, the whole enchilada,\" he said in his rapid-fire way of talking."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2002, Whil Hentzen, The Software Developer's Guide",
          "text": "Your job as a software developer is not to simply slam out code, but to deliver the whole enchilada."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2004, Rick Farren, The Secret of the Lighthouse",
          "text": "It is only by loving all of ourselves (the whole enchilada!) that unconditional love of self is possible."
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "All of something or a group of related things taken in totality."
      ],
      "id": "whole_enchilada-en-noun-0sN1DAzU",
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(idiomatic) All of something or a group of related things taken in totality."
      ],
      "synonyms": [
        {
          "word": "everything"
        }
      ],
      "tags": [
        "idiomatic"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "word": "whole enchilada"
}
{
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "whole enchiladas",
      "tags": [
        "plural"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "head_templates": [
    {
      "args": {},
      "expansion": "whole enchilada (plural whole enchiladas)",
      "name": "en-noun"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "noun",
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        "English countable nouns",
        "English idioms",
        "English lemmas",
        "English multiword terms",
        "English nouns"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "ref": "1984, William Diehl, Hooligans",
          "text": "They need a fall guy for the whole enchilada."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2001, Jane Heller, Name Dropping: What If Two Very Different Women Had the Same Exact Name?",
          "text": "\"I want the wife, the kids, the house, the dog, the whole enchilada,\" he said in his rapid-fire way of talking."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2002, Whil Hentzen, The Software Developer's Guide",
          "text": "Your job as a software developer is not to simply slam out code, but to deliver the whole enchilada."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2004, Rick Farren, The Secret of the Lighthouse",
          "text": "It is only by loving all of ourselves (the whole enchilada!) that unconditional love of self is possible."
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "All of something or a group of related things taken in totality."
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(idiomatic) All of something or a group of related things taken in totality."
      ],
      "synonyms": [
        {
          "word": "everything"
        }
      ],
      "tags": [
        "idiomatic"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "word": "whole enchilada"
}

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