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A situation, organization, contrivance, or set of facts or things: organized and ran the whole shebang.
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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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Informal. the structure of something: The whole shebang fell apart when the chairman quit.
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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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|Noun||1.||shebang - an entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'|
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shebang[ʃəˈbæŋ] N the whole shebang (= the whole thing) → todo el tinglado
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