kitchen-sink


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kitch′en-sink′



adj.
marked by an indiscriminate and omnivorous use of elements: a kitchen-sink approach to moviemaking.
[1940–45]
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References in classic literature ?
'The hape is seated on the kitchen-sink, m'lady, throwing new-laid eggs at the scullery-maid, and cook desired me to step up and ask for instructions.'
Their catchy songs about kitchen-sink dramas captivated the charts in the 80s and won a new generation of fans after storming the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury last summer.
The story of an overtaxed taxi driver (wholeheartedly embodied by Sundance acting-award winner Jack Reynor) forced to care for his mother (Toni Collette, even better) while she tries to drink herself into oblivion, the Dublin-set "Glassland" doles out a downbeat serving of kitchen-sink social realism with the sink itself thrown in for good measure, overflowing as it is with empty liquor bottles, dirty dishes and broken dreams.
BILLY LIAR New Theatre, Cardiff Tel: 029 2087 8889 THIS production of Keith Waterhouse's kitchen-sink fantasy includes a cast of regular TV faces.