Meaning of the whole megillah in English:

the whole megillah


informal North American
  • 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’
    • ‘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.’