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everything

pronoun
     
ev‧ery‧thing S1 W1
1 each thing or all things:
Everything was covered in a thick layer of dust.
I decided to tell her everything.
Apart from the bus arriving late, everything else seemed to be going according to plan.
2 all the things in your life, work etc:
Everything's fine at the moment.
I felt that everything was going wrong.
3

be/mean everything (to somebody)

to be the most important thing in someone's life:
Money isn't everything.
His children mean everything to him.
4

have everything

to have all the things that people want in their lives:
What do you buy for the man who has everything?
5

and everything

spoken and a lot of other similar things:
Tina's worried about her work and everything.
6

have everything going for you

to have all the qualities that are likely to make you succeed:
You shouldn't worry so much - you've got everything going for you.
7

everything but the kitchen sink

informal all the equipment that you need and also a lot of things that you do not need - used humorously:
I think we've packed everything but the kitchen sink!

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