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    #1

    I buy everything online

    I want to suggest I buy everything online these days. From basic necessities like toilet paper to electronic device.

    What is an idiom or expression I can use instead of "everything"?

    I found this but I am not sure if it's natural and commonly used:

    I buy everything online except the kitchen sink.

    Is there another idiom with the same meaning which in common?

    I feel like everything but the kitchen sink is a bit cheesy.

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    #2

    Re: I buy everything online

    Your sentence is natural. I'd write on line as two words, saving online for the adjective — but many native speakers wouldn't.
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    #3

    Re: I buy everything online

    are there other idioms with the same meaning?

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    #4

    Re: I buy everything online

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Are there other idioms with the same meaning?
    I wouldn't call it an idiom.
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    #5

    Re: I buy everything online

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I wouldn't call it an idiom.
    What is it then?

    And what alternatives are there for it?

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    #6

    Re: I buy everything online

    Try Googling "synonyms of everything but the kitchen sink".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: I buy everything online

    Can I say these? :

    I buy everything under the sun online.

    I buy everything from A to Z online.

    How natural are they?

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    #8

    Re: I buy everything online

    Good enough.

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    #9

    Re: I buy everything online

    "Everything under the sun" is a good swap although I don't think it entirely works in your sentence above. It would sound OK in "You/One can buy everything under the sun online".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I buy everything online

    Some would say it's illogical to say 'I buy everything under the sun/from A to Z online' and then immediately make an exception of the kitchen sink.

    (You can buy a kitchen sink online.)

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