Hook-line-and-sinker meaning

(idiomatic) Completely; (of belief or acceptance) naively or unquestioningly.

I told him you were just a friend, and he fell for it hook, line and sinker.

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Origin of hook-line-and-sinker

  • From all the parts of a fishing tackle that may be lost to a fish. Appeared in 1838 as a metaphor for angling.

    From Wiktionary