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    bag and baggage

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Let the Turks carry away their abuses in the only possible manner, namely by carrying off themselves. Their “zaptiehs”, and their “mudurs”…one and all, bag and baggage, shall, I hope , clear out from the province they have desolated and profaned. (W. E. Gladstone, “Speech, May 7, 1877, on the Occupation of Bulgaria by Turkey”)

    bag and baggage = lock, stock and barrel, goods and chattels

    Thanks for your efforts.



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