Green’s Dictionary of Slang

whole bang shoot n.

also entire shoot, whole bang lot, whole shoot, whole shot

everything or everybody relevant and involved.

[UK]Wild Boys of London I 34/2: ‘Ten.’ ‘What, for the entire shoot?’.
[UK]R. Whiteing No. 5 John Street 214: Cooks sittin’up all the blessed time to get it ready for ’im [...] If it warn’t ready, he give the shove to the ’ole shoot.
[UK]Marvel 21 Dec. 15: The hole bloomin shoot skated offen Mariar’s ginger napper inter the pit!
[UK]Film Fun 24 Apr. 1: The whole shoot of them.
[Aus]Sydney Morn. Herald 15 Mar. 4/2: ‘I’ll sell the whole bang lot and buy a cattle station’.
[Ire](con. 1890s) S. O’Casey Pictures in the Hallway 74: The whole bang lot o’ them, said Tom.
[UK]K. Williams Diaries 15 May 29: I’m sick of the Coy. of Three — the whole shoot of ’em.
[UK]K. Williams Diaries 2 Mar. 109: Not that it could matter a ha’penny to me. The whole shoot of knighted actors are extraneous matter.
[Aus]J. Morrison Black Cargo 214: The whole bang lot was arrested.
[UK]J. Curtis Look Long Upon a Monkey 97: No idea about life, none of them: one up on the whole bang shoot!
[US]Current Sl. I:3 8/2: Whole shot, n. Everything that happened.
[UK]A. Burgess Enderby Outside in Complete Enderby (2002) 362: Left the whole bimbang kadoozer to you then has he, brad?
[UK]H.E. Bates Little of What You Fancy (1985) 570: Dows, Taylors, Fonseca, Cockburn – the whole shoot.
[UK]D. Nobbs Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976) 141: Never had an inferiority complex among the whole bang shoot.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 248: I got done, I did somebody – the whole shot.
[US]E. Leonard Glitz 128: The guy’s comped to the eyeballs, the whole shot.
[SA]P. Slabolepszy ‘Boo to the Moon’ in Mooi Street (1994) 139: We’re all a buncha party-poopers. The whole bang-shoot of us.
[NZ]McGill Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 12/2: bang an intensive, suggesting everything, as in phr. ‘the whole bang lot.’.
[US](con. 1964–8) J. Ellroy Cold Six Thousand 204: He’s showing smut films there. Underaged kids. The whole shot.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].

In phrases

go for the whole shot (v.)

to make an absolute commitment, to indulge oneself completely.

H. Chambers Eastern Echo Article 4 Oct. in Eastern Michigan University Hockey 🌐 Coach Mike Donnelly said the hockey team decided to go for the whole shot.
go the whole shot (v.)

to commit oneself wholeheartedly.

[US]W.E. Burton Waggeries and Vagaries 22: We go the hull shoat with them.
‘Loudon Race Report’ 29 June at 🌐 First, the start. Russell jumped it, got a stop and go penalty and called it a day. Mladin go the whole shot, as was his plan.