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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-12-27 00:55:56

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'lock step and barrel' for 'lock stock and barrel'

This is a combination of ‘lock-step’ and ‘lock stock and barrel,’ both of which can be used to refer to uniformity of thought or deed. 100+ ghits, e.g.,

Like their conservative counterparts they expect all Democrats to follow the liberal line, lock, step, and barrel. … nfair.html

... And when Marquardt says that Israel and Iran are one in the same, he is falling lock step and barrel with the socialist arguments of MoveOn and ANSWER.

Do Mohamed Omer and his paymasters realize that Awdalites are not one homogeneous clan who are all in lock step and barrel with each other?

The Bush administration is in lock-step-and barrel with the oil industry. … gi.33.html

That is interesting and it points to how many of the congregants of these
megachurches aren’t always lock, step and barrel behind their “spiritual leaders.

... I think you are more annoyed at those bicyclists because they don’t conform to your vision of lock step and barrel … … 02871.html



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