Meaning of enchilada
Pronunciation: (en"chu-lä'du, -lad'u), [key]
— n. Mexican Cookery.
- a tortilla rolled and filled with a seasoned mixture, usually containing meat, and covered with a sauce flavored with chili.
- someone regarded as the most important, influential, or dominant person in an organization: The police are hoping to catch the syndicate's big enchilada in the next raid.
- the entirety of something, esp. something impressive or outstanding: She has a job with money, prestige, and satisfaction—the whole enchilada.
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