1.1 (as noun the whole megillah) North American informal Something in its entirety, especially a complicated set of arrangements or a long-winded story: you usually get the whole megillah, complete to the last screw
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- And now that I've found a hairstyle that suits the inexorable genetic progress of hair erasure, it gives me pause to reflect on the whole megillah of pateness, as you put it.
- So give ‘em the whole megillah… Do readers really want to know how miserable you are?
- Johnson was decked out in lavish uniform: red and white robes, mitre, cross and crook - the whole megillah.
from Hebrew mĕḡillāh, literally 'scroll'.
Definition of Megillah in:
- The US English dictionary