Definition of kitchen sink in English:

kitchen sink


  • 1A sink in a kitchen, used for washing dishes and preparing food.

    ‘the traditional view of women as dedicated housewives tied to the kitchen sink is all but extinct’
    • ‘It is not a good idea to use the kitchen sink; consider the laundry room sink, bathtub or bathroom sink.’
    • ‘My mother giving Sadie a bath in the kitchen sink of our rental apartment.’
    • ‘At 6.30 am, I saw the water was above the kitchen sink.’
    • ‘From a large metal canister on the counter next to the kitchen sink she produced three cups of baking flour.’
    • ‘The owner, in her 60s, had no idea the painting hanging over her kitchen sink for the past 40 years was a work by Scottish colourist Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell.’
    • ‘No, replies the playwright, that is a few notches up from their world; a genuine kitchen sink is what they dream about having!’
    • ‘Also, sensors embedded in bathtub drains and kitchen sinks could check for patterns of secretions which indicate disease.’
    • ‘I can no longer even see the taps in the kitchen sink.’
    • ‘You can do this stretch with a golf cart at the course, at your kitchen sink at home or even behind your desk at work.’
    • ‘The washer is lightweight and fits in any kitchen sink, using an economical power consumption of 0.12 kw per wash cycle!’
    • ‘Recently, my daughter was searching for a plumber to install a new kitchen sink.’
    • ‘Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places.’
    • ‘She left the room with board and brushes to wash them in the kitchen sink.’
    • ‘My kitchen sink is made of metal.’
    • ‘Maria nodded and again proceeded to her cupboard over the kitchen sink, this time bringing out a deep bowl.’
    • ‘Inside they found mouldy plates and pans in the kitchen sink and clothing covered with cat hairs and flea eggs.’
    • ‘There are even a couple dozen in the cupboard space beneath the kitchen sink.’
    • ‘Her going caused the most upheaval, however, as she unscrewed the kitchen sink, rolled up the carpets and peeled off the wallpaper.’
    • ‘One place to check is the pipes in the ceiling directly under the kitchen sink.’
    • ‘On the other are the chauvinist die-hards who think all women should be back at the kitchen sink.’
    1. 1.1[as modifier](in art forms) characterized by great realism in the depiction of drab or sordid subjects.
      ‘a kitchen-sink drama’
      • ‘‘It's not your Ken Loach, kitchen-sink treatment of a working-class upbringing, that's for sure,’ he says.’
      • ‘It simply doesn't work - not least because kitchen-sink realism, often wonderful in films, is one of the most inert of all theatrical forms and the most boring for an audience to watch.’
      • ‘This is much more effective than any kitchen-sink realism could ever be.’
      • ‘It represents an encouraging change from the diet of mind-numbing police shows, insular kitchen-sink dramas and cynical comedies about working class families currently dominating local television.’
      • ‘Written in 1958, this kitchen-sink drama was the work of a 19-year-old salesgirl who had left school at 16.’
      true to life, lifelike, true, truthful, faithful, real-life, close, naturalistic, authentic, genuine, representational, graphic, convincing
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kitchen sink

/ˈˌkiCHən ˈsiNGk/