Definition of lock, stock, and barrel in English:

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lock, stock, and barrel

Including everything; completely: the place is owned lock, stock, and barrel by an oil company
Referring to the complete mechanism of a firearm
More example sentences
  • She returned from a vacation in Greece and found that someone had moved in, lock, stock, and barrel - complete with redecorating.
  • It then essentially hands the entire thing, lock, stock, and barrel, to this unelected and unaccountable committee.
  • If they were to sell off the operating agency lock, stock, and barrel, and lease the use of the tunnels and stations for, say, a 99-year period, there might be hope.
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