1 [in singular] informal A matter, operation, or set of circumstances: the Mafia boss who’s running the whole shebang
More example sentences
- It takes many forms, from contracting out construction to handing over the whole shebang under contracts loaded in favour of new operators.
- They should liquidate the whole shebang and turn over its business to an outfit that gives a stuff about customer service.
- The Russians pointed out that if they made their bullets the same diameter as the inside of the cartridge case and their barrels to match, then the whole shebang would work better.
mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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