kitchen sink

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kitchen sink

n
1. a sink in a kitchen for washing dishes, vegetables, etc
2. everything but the kitchen sink everything that can be conceived of
3. (Theatre) (modifier) denoting a type of drama or painting of the 1950s depicting the sordid aspects of domestic reality
4. (Art Movements) (modifier) denoting a type of drama or painting of the 1950s depicting the sordid aspects of domestic reality
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Noun1.kitchen sink - a sink in a kitchenkitchen sink - a sink in a kitchen      
sink - plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
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Translations

kitchen sink

nlavello, acquaio
to take everything but the kitchen sink (fam, hum) → portarsi dietro tutta la casa
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