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Lock, stock and barrel


(Old fashioned) Everything. Imagine an old country store where everything includes barrels of grain, all the stock (merchandise) and even the lock on the door, so this phrase means nothing left behind. (Compare to Everythjing but the kitchen sink.)

“His wife left him unexpectedly and took everything, I mean lock, stock and barrel.”

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