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she·bang

 (shə-băng′)
n. Slang
A situation, organization, contrivance, or set of facts or things: organized and ran the whole shebang.

[Origin unknown.]
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shebang

(ʃɪˈbæŋ)
n
1. a situation, matter, or affair (esp in the phrase the whole shebang)
2. (Architecture) a hut or shack
[C19: of uncertain origin]
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she•bang

(ʃəˈbæŋ)

n.
Informal. the structure of something: The whole shebang fell apart when the chairman quit.
[orig. uncertain]
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shebang

- May come from an Irish name for a speakeasy—shebeen—so the "whole shebeen" was the whole drinking establishment; shebang also first meant "hut, shed, dwelling."
See also related terms for shed.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shebang - an entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
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Translations

shebang

[ʃəˈbæŋ] N the whole shebang (= the whole thing) → todo el tinglado
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shebang

n (inf) the whole shebangdie ganze Chose (inf), → der ganze Kram (inf)
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the cards that were given them; and Luck, the monstrous, mad-god thing, the owner of the whole shebang, looked on and grinned.
"Beats a washboard an' your knuckles, and, besides, it saves at least fifteen minutes in the week, an' fifteen minutes ain't to be sneezed at in this shebang."
"An' if you charge me board, I'll charge you interest for the money I've stuck into this shebang."
"I've kind of lost my way in this here shebang, and if you'll kindly show me the door I'll cause no trouble and sure vamoose."
"It's the whole shebang and the album is his best for years.
"Every year it amazes me how much more professional the productions continue to become - the music, lighting, costumes, direction and choreography - the whole shebang."
The whole shebang ended up moving to North Dakota in search of snow ...
Well, the entries havebeen wittled down to local bands Red Admirals, Ended 31st, Goodbye Pluto,Monday Club and The Varionis - andYOU will choose you who wins!Well, maybe not you personally, but head to freedomlive.co.ukand get the full rundownon the whole shebang.
Twenty-three concerts across five continents in 45 days with all the band, crew and 12 tons of gear crammed into a customised Boeing 757 - and vocalist and qualified pilot Bruce Dickinson flying the whole shebang. This glossy, hi-def road movie (in-flight movie?) is a must for metalheads and the second disc boasts the entire 16-song set from the tour.
Of course the whole shebang wouldn't be complete without Morph who'll also turn up to give us a wave (that's about it, the little chap doesn't say much).
Typically, though, Hilary misses the whole shebang, then when the party's over Doug gets a phone call before revealing to a stunned room that Hilary's asked him for a divorce.
Sinn Fein Public Accounts Committee Chairman John O'-Dowd reckons the whole shebang should simply be abolished and the money spent on public services instead.