hook, line and sinker

adverb

Definition of hook, line and sinker 

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

First Known Use of hook, line and sinker

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hook, line and sinker

from analogy with a well-hooked fish

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hookless

hooklet

hooklike

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hookman

hook money

hooknose

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The first known use of hook, line and sinker was in 1838

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