"whole shebang" meaning in English

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Noun

Audio: En-au-whole shebang.ogg [Australia]
Etymology: 1924, from shebang. Etymology templates: {{m|en|shebang}} shebang Head templates: {{en-noun}} whole shebang (plural whole shebangs) Forms: whole shebangs [plural]
  1. (idiomatic, with "the") Everything; the entire thing. Tags: idiomatic, with-definite-article
    Sense id: whole_shebang-en-noun-Wq6zulUh Synonyms: everything Translations (the entire thing): tot plegat (Catalan), de hele rataplan (Dutch), de hele mikmak (Dutch), de hele reutemeteut (Dutch), koko helahoito (Finnish), koko repertuaari (Finnish), koko roska (Finnish), koko hoito (Finnish), ihan kaikki (Finnish), tout le bataclan (French), hóbelevanc (Hungarian), miskulancia (Hungarian), minden, ami kell (Hungarian), ami csak kell (Hungarian), allt (Swedish), rubbet (Swedish)

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          "text": "The festival had balloons, flowers, fireworks, performers, and the whole shebang.",
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          "ref": "1924, Harold Hart Crane, letter",
          "text": "I am growing more and more sick of factions, gossip, jealousies, recriminations, excoriations and the whole literary shee-bang."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2002, Treasure Planet, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker",
          "text": "Doctor, I'd love to chat. Tea, cake, the whole shebang. But I've got a ship to launch and you've got your outfit to buff up."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2004, Leo Furey, The Long Run, page 331",
          "text": "“Food here's pretty good. They don't serve bog juice. Real tea and real coffee. Ice cream, pop, chips. The whole shebang. Every day's a wingding, brother.”"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2011, Dave Thompson, 1000 Songs that Rock Your World, page 209",
          "text": "Of course, they would win the whole shebang in 1974, when “Waterloo” [won] (sung in English by Swedes about a Frenchman in Belgium— how much more international can one song get?), but the bitter taste of past failures is not something one forgets..."
        },
        {
          "ref": "2011, Diane Phillips, Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever with More Than 400 Easy-to-Make Recipes, page 305",
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          "code": "ca",
          "lang": "Catalan",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "tot plegat"
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          "code": "nl",
          "lang": "Dutch",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "de hele rataplan"
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          "code": "nl",
          "lang": "Dutch",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
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        {
          "code": "nl",
          "lang": "Dutch",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
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          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "koko helahoito"
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        {
          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "koko repertuaari"
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        {
          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "koko roska"
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        {
          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "koko hoito"
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        {
          "code": "fi",
          "lang": "Finnish",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "ihan kaikki"
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          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "tout le bataclan"
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          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "hóbelevanc"
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        {
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "miskulancia"
        },
        {
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "minden, ami kell"
        },
        {
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "ami csak kell"
        },
        {
          "code": "sv",
          "lang": "Swedish",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "allt"
        },
        {
          "code": "sv",
          "lang": "Swedish",
          "sense": "the entire thing",
          "word": "rubbet"
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        },
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          "ref": "2002, Treasure Planet, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker",
          "text": "Doctor, I'd love to chat. Tea, cake, the whole shebang. But I've got a ship to launch and you've got your outfit to buff up."
        },
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        },
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          "ref": "2011, Diane Phillips, Slow Cooker: The Best Cookbook Ever with More Than 400 Easy-to-Make Recipes, page 305",
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      "word": "whole chebang"
    },
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      "word": "whole shebangs"
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      "word": "whole shabang"
    }
  ],
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    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "tot plegat"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "de hele rataplan"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "de hele mikmak"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "de hele reutemeteut"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "koko helahoito"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "koko repertuaari"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "koko roska"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "koko hoito"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "ihan kaikki"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "tout le bataclan"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "hóbelevanc"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "miskulancia"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "minden, ami kell"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "ami csak kell"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "allt"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "the entire thing",
      "word": "rubbet"
    }
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  "word": "whole shebang"
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