the big enchilada
a person or thing of great importance - North American informal
RELATED IDIOMS :
the whole enchilada
the whole situation
everything - North American informal
1992 - New York Times - High-tech gadgetry is best viewed as the spice, but not the whole enchilada.
An enchilada is an American Spanish word for a tortilla served with chilli sauce and a filling of meat or cheese.
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