Enchiladas originated in Mexico and date back to the Mayans. An enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled around a meat, cheese, bean, potato or vegetable filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce.
Hello and welcome to episode 192…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… the whole enchilada
Life will reward you, but not always by the route you expect. —Edna Rodriguez
the whole enchilada … if something is the whole enchilada, it includes everything connected with it…the entire thing…all of it
How did you get your job? I want to hear the entire story.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… the whole enchilada
How did you get your job? I want to hear the whole enchilada.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … the whole enchilada
In her latest book, the reporter tells the whole enchilada.
For the toddler’s birthday party her parents bought a cake, a clown, a bouncy castle -the whole enchilada.
I thought about building my computer system from scratch, but it’s much cheaper if you buy the whole enchilada from the store.
What would be the advantages and disadvantages of one language for the whole world?
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informal | used in relaxed situations with family, friends, or people you know
enchilada | NOUN
Mexican food that consists of a flat piece of bread called a tortilla that is rolled around a meat, bean, or cheese filling and covered with sauce