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Meaning of “fall for sth hook, line, and sinker” in the English Dictionary

"fall for sth hook, line, and sinker" in British English

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fall for sth hook, line, and sinker

to ​completelybelieve something that someone ​tells you that is not ​true: She told him she ​needed the ​money for her ​baby and he ​fell for it hook, ​line, and ​sinker.
(Definition of fall for sth hook, line, and sinker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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