hook line and sinker

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Adv.1.hook line and sinker - in every detailhook line and sinker - in every detail; "he believed her story hook, line, and sinker"
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The trouble is people swallow these things hook, line and sinker.
It's saddening and frightening that even high-ranking public figures have swallowed hook, line and sinker the fantasy that the Duterte administration has been weaving: that a single person was single-handedly responsible for the proliferation of drugs in our country, and that it took place only over the course of my term as Secretary of Justice,' De Lima said in a statement.
And, although every home crowd inevitably thinks that they get the rough end of the stick, he did seem all too gullible whenever Scunthorpe went to ground - the most glaring example when Josh Morris took an outrageous dive under a challenge from Jamie Sterry and Mr Moss, woefully behind play, swallowed it hook, line and sinker.
The Twilight star, 28, fell for it hook, line and sinker when his older sisters pretended that his middle-aged mum was pregnant.
Emmanuel was sold hook, line and sinker on the stock," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
SCHOOLS across Cardiff have gone in hook, line and sinker for sustainable fish and will be showing off their eco-credentials with a seafood celebration.
MY WEEK Punting high Getting with all-the-way Kempton winner Line Artic, who completed an across-the-card double for jockey Liam Heard (underused and deserves more opportunities to showcase his talents) Punting low Backing everything in running bar Leggy Lad in a maiden hurdle at Naas and getting that sinking feeling looking up at my position to see a thick block of red next to Stephen McConville's seven-year-old Taking the bait I can't believe Binocular has made my Champion Hurdle portfolio, falling for him hook, line and sinker after hearing upbeat reports Backhanded compliment It was nice to meet Galway's answer to Jedward on Monday night, who upon introducing themselves said: "Ah, Matt, we are big fans of the column, but you're not as good as that Tom Segal or Donn McClean.
HOLLYOAKS His sister falls for his charm hook, line and sinker, but with Darren's help, Rhys kidnaps Jamie, beats him up, and leaves him in the middle of nowhere with a stern warning to stay away from Hannah.
YOUR correspondent Linda Hudson appears to have swallowed the Thatcherite mantra of "market forces" hook, line and sinker (Voice of the North, January 28).
Dougie bought it hook, line and sinker and after he found out spat the dummy out so far it cleared the Campsie hills.
We've fallen hook, line and sinker for him - so we're delighted to name rising rugby star James Hook Wales on Sunday's Bachelor of the Year
It's a novel, yes, but given the number of historical figures and events cited, millions of readers have swallowed the story, hook, line and sinker.