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Idioms

lock, stock and barrel

This page is about the idiom 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

a. saved all our belongings

b. saved a lot of stuff

c. lost everything

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