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Definition of kitchen noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

kitchen

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkɪtʃən//
 
 
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  •   a room in which meals are cooked or prepared She's in the kitchen. We ate at the kitchen table. see also soup kitchen
  • Idioms
    everything but the kitchen sink (informal) (humorous)
     
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    a very large number of things, probably more than is necessary We seem to take everything but the kitchen sink when we go camping.
    if you can't stand/take the heat (get out of the kitchen) (informal)
     
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    used to tell someone to stop trying to do something if they find it too difficult, especially in order to suggest that they are less able than other people
    if you can't stand/take the heat (get out of the kitchen) (informal)
     
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    used to tell someone to stop trying to do something if they find it too difficult, especially in order to suggest that they are less able than other people
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: kitchen