Definition of hook, line, and sinker in English:

hook, line, and sinker

  • Used to emphasize that someone has been completely deceived or tricked: he fell hook, line, and sinker for this year’s April Fool joke
    [with allusion to the taking of bait by a fish]
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    • Mr Peters has fallen for that, hook, line, and sinker.
    • What is a good deal more disturbing is that U.S. and international media outlets consistently swallowed the opposition's unlikely claims of certain victory hook, line, and sinker.
    • I think that she fell prey to someone much more powerful and more cunning than she was and believed everything he said hook, line, and sinker, and she's a victim of crime, the way I see it.
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