whole bag of tricks, the n.
everything necessary to deal with a situation.
|Fifty Years (2nd edn) II 170: I had to sell the whole bag of tricks.|
|Boss 209: You may not be of account to others, but you’re the whole box of tricks to yourself.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 15 Oct. 4/8: Curse poli-tics and politicians, / They merely worry me; / I’d like to see the box of tricks / Beneath the briny sea!|
|Fact’ry ’Ands 46: He seized on his truck and rushed the whole box of tricks straight down the stairs [...]. [Ibid.] 232: Ther whole bag iv tricks was here, includin’ some fine female relations.|
|Shorty McCabe on the Job 286: All the classy points of a heroine in a thirty-five-cent magazine serial, — dark eyes, dark, wavy hair, good color scheme in her cheeks, — the whole bag of tricks.|
|Limehouse Nights 15: It is Battling Burrows, the lightning welterweight of Shadwell, the box o’ tricks, the Tetrach of the ring.|
|There Ain’t No Justice 194: All I bleeding do is train and fight and fight and train till I’m sick and tired of the whole bag of tricks, so there.|
|Jimmy Brockett 289: Dubois has had the whole box of tricks — high school and university.|
|A River Rules My Life 23: Poof! Up went the whole box of tricks!|