shebang


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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.]

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]

she•bang

(ʃəˈbæŋ)

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

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.
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"
Translations

shebang

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

shebang

n (inf) the whole shebangdie ganze Chose (inf), → der ganze Kram (inf)
References in classic literature ?
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.
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There's a slightly ragged sound about the whole shebang, a sense that each song is rocking on the edge of some precipice, but it all lands well.
No, not the art, but what you might have worn to the art openings and the clubs, the bars, the chichi restaurants: the whole glittering, louche shebang.
Ever since, I have wondered if his decision was legal; and if it wasn't, could the "election" result be deemed invalid, with the whole shebang having to be re-run, in which case I too would have voted against.
If you want the whole shebang (spa, ski lessons, gourmet suppers, and stunning views), book a room at Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop.
The common people lumped in the occult with the equally mysterious (but more traditional) arts and sciences and labeled the whole shebang grammar.
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