What is the origin of "kit and caboodle?"
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The words kit and caboodle have rather similar meanings. A kit - is set of objects, as in a toolkit, or what a soldier would put in his kit-bag. A caboodle (or boodle) - is an archaic term meaning group or collection, usually of people.So a group of soldiers with their kits is what it seems to originated from. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/kit-and-caboodle.html
lolz... you said in the whole... but I think this explains it- http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/kit-and-caboodle.html