Lock, Stock, and Barrel

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Lock, Stock, and Barrel

Informal for complete or full. For example, upon completing a business project, one may describe the project as "lock, stock and barrel."
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The production, designed by Peter Docherty, is the first PNB has bought lock, stock and barrel since Francia Russell and Kent Stowell assumed the directorship of the company in 1977.
16 post-premiere party for "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," the entire lock, stock and barrel included a 5,000-square-foot black tent made to resemble a warehouse filled with stolen TVs, a six-piece ska band playing in a boxing ring, a stuntman in a fire-retardant suit doing a "live burn," a golf driving range where the idea was to tee up on a mannequin's lips and aim at an upside-down suspended dummy (you had to see the movie), a drunken late-night rugby match between two cast members, and Madonna.
Last week I posed a question from Mr Patterson, of Westmoor, Newcastle, who wanted to know why we say lock, stock and barrel when referring to buying a business?