lock, stock, and barrel
The whole of anything: “Our new manager wants to reorganize the entire operation, lock, stock, and barrel.” The lock, stock, and barrel are the three parts of a rifle.
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How to use lock, stock, and barrel in a sentence
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While the desk sergeant ran a background check, he was roughed up by another officer in the lock-up.
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She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The place was used as a lock-up for some time after the incorporation, and the old irons were kept on show for years.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Neither privately owned nor government stock is entitled to voting power.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
I didn't take much stock in the yarn at the time, but I'm beginning to think he had it straight.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Other Idioms and Phrases with lock, stock, and barrel
The entirety; all of something. For example, Jean moved out of the house, lock, stock, and barrel. This expression alludes to the three elements of a firearm—the lock or firing mechanism, the stock or handle, and the barrel or tube. [Early 1800s]