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What the heck does 'kit & caboodle' mean?


Posted - February 8


  • 6633
    A bunch of stuff, such as the contents of a flea market, garage sale, or lawn sale. It is also a popular cat food.
      February 8, 2020 11:57 AM MST

  • 9050
    Great examples of the word.
    Someone actually made it into a cat food?  I would never buy that for my cat or any cat.
    Who knows what ingredients are strewn throughout the food.

    They probably threw in the kitchen sink! This post was edited by Merlin at February 8, 2020 11:50 PM MST
      February 8, 2020 11:50 PM MST

  • 6633
    Kitchen sink?  Well, it is crunchy.
      February 9, 2020 12:12 AM MST

  • 9050
    It's another of those old sayings.  I think it pretty much has the same punch as kit and caboodle.
    I'm sure you know that.  Not because of your age, mind you ( a little smile break there) but because of your mind. ;) :)

    Speaking of crunchy, it would be better for your male cats.  It's best to feed dry cat food.
    Wet cat food isn't great for male cats when fed on a regular basis. You may already know this, but in males, it promotes urinary tract infections.

    This post was edited by Merlin at February 9, 2020 9:20 AM MST
      February 9, 2020 12:31 AM MST

  • 4942
    The whole nine yards. 
      February 8, 2020 12:15 PM MST

  • 9050
    Which brings us to another odd saying.

    I'm assuming this pertains to football?

    This post was edited by Merlin at February 8, 2020 11:52 PM MST
      February 8, 2020 11:52 PM MST

  • 3707
    I used to think people were saying "Kitten Caboodle" and that it was a brand of cat food. :P
      February 8, 2020 12:17 PM MST

  • 9050
    Nevan, So Did I !!
    I pictured a kitten carrier from the old days like a wicker basket.
    I came to that conclusion because I heard, "Kitten Cab-oodle."

    I rationalized it as a little kitten cab to go anywhere you were going.  Why you would want to take your kitten to the market, the dentist, the movies, or just in the car, I'll never know.

    It was the only definition I could find in my mind. 

    For you to have heard the same thing (with a better definition but still,) and you being a smart guy in a jacket and a tie, I don't feel as goofy.
    Big winks and smiles
    Thanks Nevan B! This post was edited by Merlin at February 9, 2020 12:10 PM MST
      February 9, 2020 12:06 AM MST

  • 4507
    The whole shooting match
    The full monty
    The whole shebang.
    The works!

      February 8, 2020 4:37 PM MST

  • 29439
    Not the whole ball of wax?
      February 8, 2020 5:00 PM MST

  • 9050
    I think you only get the ball of wax after you clean your ears and hear the words correctly.
    ;) :)
      February 9, 2020 12:08 AM MST

  • 4507
    Oops.  Guess I got everything but the kitchen sink.
      February 9, 2020 9:56 AM MST

  • 6629
    First heard that phrase as a child---inference was "everything."  Haven't heard it in years.

    Just decided to look it up:

    The whole kit and caboodle

    What's the meaning of the phrase 'The whole kit and caboodle'?

    A collection of things.

    What's the origin of the phrase 'The whole kit and caboodle'?

    The words kit and caboodle have rather similar meanings.

    A kit - is set of objects, as in a toolkit, or what a soldier would put in his kit-bag.

    A caboodle (or boodle) - is an archaic term meaning group or collection, usually of people.

      February 8, 2020 6:58 PM MST

  • 9050
    I looked it up too.:)  I figured I was old enough to finally cement my definition it was a kitten cab with an added oodle.
    Much to my dismay, I found the Exact same answer your last two say. 
    It's a good thing kitten cabs aren't in demand.  Luckily, I have never had the opportunity to use the word. 
    I might start, however, now that I know the true meaning.
    :) :) This post was edited by Merlin at February 9, 2020 4:32 PM MST
      February 9, 2020 12:16 AM MST

  • 6629
    One of my mother's favorite sayings was, "You can't have your cake and eat it too."

    I always wondered why a person would buy a cake that he couldn't eat?

    Now that means you can't enjoy both of two desirable but mutually exclusive alternatives.

    And while I learned that in philosophy, I never connect the phrase with that meaning until much later---and figured that remark about the cake was kind of silly.
      February 9, 2020 4:36 PM MST

  • 13640
    A load ot Stuff.
    That is enough. 
    Like sets of tools .
    Not made for fools .
      February 8, 2020 8:27 PM MST