Definition of kitchen-sinking in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkɪtʃ(ɪ)nˈsɪŋkɪŋ/


  • 1The action of bringing up all of one's grievances or complaints in an argument with someone about an unrelated issue.

  • 2Business
    The action or practice of announcing losses and other negative financial results all at the same time in the hope of lessening their impact.


1970s; earliest use found in Poughkeepsie (New York) Journal. From kitchen sink + -ing.