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  1. purple

    one sentence

    Hi Teacher:

    I am not quite sure about the meaning of the following sentence. Could you please do me a favor?

    I wouldn’t park myself behind the cash box if you are to give me the whole dame place, lock, stock, and barrel.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: one sentence

    The phrase "lock, stock and barrel" refers to the three main parts of a musket (an old style rifle). Its use here means "the entire thing, including all its parts."

    In other words: "I wouldn't work here if you gave me the whole store, fixtures, inventory, building and all."

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