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hook, line and sinker

adverb

Definition of HOOK, LINE AND SINKER

:  without hesitation or reservation :  completely <fell for the story hook, line and sinker>

Origin of HOOK, LINE AND SINKER

from analogy with a well-hooked fish
First Known Use: 1838

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