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lock, stock and barrel

Meaning: You can say "lock, stock and barrel" to mean every single thing when you're talking about a collection of things.

For example:

  • We're going to move, lock, stock and barrel, to Spain and begin a new life there.

  • My friend William has decided to sell everything he's got - lock, stock and barrel - and become a Buddhist monk.

Quick Quiz:

The fire burned down our house - lock, stock and barrel. We
  1. saved all our belongings
  2. saved a lot of stuff
  3. lost everything

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