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lock, stock, and barrel

lock, stock, and barrel

adverb

Definition of LOCK, STOCK, AND BARREL

:  wholly, completely <the only thing which had not been sold lock, stock, and barrel with the … house was this piano — Marcia Davenport>

Origin of LOCK, STOCK, AND BARREL

from the principal parts of a flintlock
First Known Use: 1842

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