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This phrase, meaning completely or thoroughly, comes from the the names of the three parts of a rifle. Which phrase?
The phrase is 'Lock Stock and barrel'. It refers to the three major
parts of a rifle, the firing mechanism or "lock," the "stock" which rests
against the shoulder, and the "barrel." The phrase was originally reversed,
first appearing in an 1817 work by Sir Walter Scott as "stock, lock, and
barrel." The current order dates to 1842.
Results of Gopal's Weekly Quiz - 77:
No of respondents: 1
No. of correct answers: 1
1. Puneet Batta
His Answer: Rifle?
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