- To fall for something hook, line, and sinker is an expression is used to emphasize that someone has been completely deceived or tricked.
- When you completely believe something someone tells you which is not true.
- Without reservation; completely.
- To fall in love with someone.
1. I took a sick day to go water-skiing with my buddies and my boss took it hook, line, and sinker!
2. My best friend makes up the best stories that we fall for them hook, line, and sinker.
3. The jury is believing every word of the witness’ testimony hook, line, and sinker and I don’t know if that’s a good thing right now.
4. The first time I met you, I fell for you hook, line, and sinker.
absolutely, completely, entirely, fully, lock stock and barrel, one hundred per cent, thoroughly, to the fullest possible extent, totally, utterly, wholly
How about this expression?
Hooked on something
- To be hooked on something means to be addicted to something.
- Enjoying something so much that you are unable to stop having it, watching it, doing it, etc.
- Enthusiastic about something; supportive of something.
1. I usually crave milk chocolate but I’m hooked on dark chocolate these days!
2. My boyfriend and I were hooked on the show after the first episode!
3. I’ve been taking medication for my headaches but now I think I’m hooked on them.
4. I’m hooked on coffee. I used to drink one cup a day but it has increased to four cups a day!
absorbed, addicted, enamoured, captivated, dependent, devoted, hooked, inebriated, intoxicated, loaded, obsessed, plastered, prone, stewed, stoned, strung out, tanked, tipsy, under the influence, wasted