hook, line and sinker
adverb Etymology: from analogy with a well-hooked fish Date: 1838 without hesitation or reservation ; completely <
fell for the story hook, line and sinker
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  • hook,\ line\ and\ sinker — adv. phr. informal Without question or doubt; completely. Johnny was so easily fooled that he fell for Joe s story, hook, line and sinker. Mary was such a romantic girl that she swallowed the story Alice told her about her date, hook, line and… …   Словарь американских идиом

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