the whole shooting match

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - the whole shooting match

"the whole shooting match"

the entire amount;

everything, as far as possible


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - the whole shooting match

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How was the office party? I hear it was really good after record setting third-quarter profits.

Colleague 2:  It was amazing. Management went for the whole shooting match. There was an open bar, a live band and a seven-course gourmet meal. There was an amusement and games area set up for the children. Oh, and everyone received a luxury gift at the end of the evening.

Colleague 1:  I am sorry I missed it.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - the whole shooting match

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  That has got to be the coolest gadget I have ever seen.

Friend 2:  It has everything. There’s a built-in blender for smoothies, a Bluetooth outdoor speaker, ruggedized wheels, a USB charger, LED light, bottle opener, four plates, a knife, removable cutting board, and a tie-down bungee cord to attach blankets and other gear to the lid.

Friend 1:  It's got the whole shooting match for outdoor entertaining.

the whole shooting match - Usage:


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the whole shooting match - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for the whole shooting match.

the whole shooting match - Examples:

1)  Men now wear skirts, dresses, lipstick, and the whole shooting match of makeup. 

2)  ... being in stable relationships, less and less of us are going for the whole shooting match and making the official commitment by marrying.

3)  ... they can from men -- including money, apartments, cars, the whole shooting match if possible.

4)  ... and entrepreneur support, investment attraction, retention and expansion - the whole shooting match of grand planning and dream-making.

5)  ... to assemble a strong defense -- evidence, witnesses, loopholes, the whole shooting match -- and bolstered by a strong opening statement from ...

6)  Do a deep clean with dusting, scrubbing, and the whole shooting match.

7)  ... to have a complete physical - blood tests, stress tests, the whole shooting match.

8)  ... a desert, with scrubby sagebrush, cacti, rattlesnakes, and the whole shooting match.

9)  ... of political experience they have had the commitment and courage to stay for the whole shooting match and insist the dodgy legislation is not good enough and blocked them.

10)  I mean, blurred vision, headaches, nausea, the whole shooting match.

11)  ... got phone calls, press kits, visits from PR people, the whole shooting match.

12)  ... US will not tolerate Chinese aggression, and is prepared to go for the whole shooting match if necessary.

13)  ... really was the classic geek. I had braces, glasses... the whole shooting match.

14)  Of course, you have to go for the whole shooting match to look good, but you do not want to look contrived.

15)  ... love having people over for dinner. I go for the whole shooting match with side dishes and everything. 

16)  ... software, LTE connectivity, 8 GB native storage, microSD, the whole shooting match.

17)  This spurred her to go for the whole shooting match and today she is baking, cooking and trying out new recipes.

18)  ... bad shape and getting worse: roadways, railways, waterways, the whole shooting match. The problems are endless.

19)  ... went for the whole shooting match on the funeral. All businesses and offices closed, and flags flew at half-mast ...

20)  ... professors, labs, student services, lounges, residences -- the whole shooting match.