Where would one get a “kit and caboodle” and why would you want one?
The words “kit” and “caboodle” have Dutch origins. A “kit” was a tankard or drinking cup. A “boedel” was a general term used to mean one’s property or household effects. Later, “kit” became synonymous with the pack of tools a soldier carried. “Boodle” became slang for money, especially tainted money. Various permutations of these two words evolved and now they are used together to indicate “a whole lot” or “everything and everyone.”
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