lock, stock, and barrel

adverb

Definition of lock, stock, and barrel

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

Origin and Etymology of lock, stock, and barrel

from the principal parts of a flintlock


First Known Use: 1817


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