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

First Known Use of lock, stock, and barrel

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lock, stock, and barrel

from the principal parts of a flintlock

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The first known use of lock, stock, and barrel was in 1817

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“Lock, stock, and barrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lock%2C%20stock%2C%20and%20barrel. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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