hook, line and sinker


Definition of hook, line and sinker

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

Examples of hook, line and sinker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in the last election, over 70 million people bought it hook, line and sinker. Steve Appleford, SPIN, 26 May 2022

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

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“Hook, line and sinker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hook%2C%20line%20and%20sinker. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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