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That's the whole shebang? #1 (permalink) Wed Sep 29, 2010 22:05 pm   That's the whole shebang?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #286 "English Slang Idioms (8)", question 6

"No, that's everything, Mr. Jones. That's the whole .........," the waiter said when questioned whether any more food was coming.

(a) shebang
(b) forte
(c) facade
(d) nadir

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #286 "English Slang Idioms (8)", answer 6

"No, that's everything, Mr. Jones. That's the whole shebang," the waiter said when questioned whether any more food was coming.

Correct answer: (a) shebang
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The waiter asks: That's the whole shebang? means "That's the whole you order?"
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That's the whole shebang? #2 (permalink) Thu Sep 30, 2010 0:26 am   That's the whole shebang?
 

Yes, it means "All of it; the whole thing."
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