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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 248. The idiom today is to bring
everything, but the kitchen sink. Okay. It basically means that somebody is
bringing way too much or an amount that is far beyond what they should be taking.
Let's continue here. Yes. So the idiom could be rephrased as everything except
the kitchen sink. So you could say somebody's thinking everything but the
kitchen sink or everything except the kitchen sink. It emphasizes that you want
to take more than a reasonable amount. So somebody's complaining about it or they
complaining about how much somebody wants to take. So let's continue. Many
people think the origin... you know. where it came from
of this idiom may come from an older phrase everything but the kitchen stove
Yeah. This, this was heard a lot around the early 1900s.
There was even an old ad for luggage in 1915 which stated you can get everything
in but the kitchen stove. Yeah. They were trying to sell luggage and they wanted
to show how big the luggage was. That it was very spacious. It had a lot of space.
So that's what they said in the advertisement. You get everything in but
the kitchen stove. Where you have plenty of space for everything or more than enough space
for everything. Let's continue. During World War two , the phrase was made more
popular. Although by this time it had become everything but the kitchen sink.
More popular by saying the US forces were throwing everything but the kitchen
sink at the Japanese. Yes. That was during World War two. They said that was
reported in the newspapers a lot. That sort of line. All right. So let's just look
at a couple of examples of how we use this phrase today. Example number one.
Every time we go on vacation, my wife will pack about ten suitcases. She
refuses to cut down. She refuses to reduce. She wants to bring everything but
the kitchen sink. All right. So that's the way maybe some
husband might say it. And the second one. Well this is the way some wife might be
complaining about husband. We are in the process of moving and I
want my husband to throw a lot away, but he insists on taking everything but the
kitchen sink. Okay. So anyway you see how it's got to be. It's usually meant in humor to
emphasize that somebody , again is taking much more than the speaker thinks is a
reasonable amount. Okay. I hope you got it. I hope it's clear.
Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Idioms (248) Bring Everything But the Kitchen Sink

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anitawu12 published on June 6, 2019
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