This means 80 percent have swallowed a flagrant lie — hook, line and sinker.
这意味着 80% 的人已经接受了一个明目张胆的谎言——钩子、线和坠子。
“He was not as sharp. He didn’t really have the sinker working. It was disjointed,” Maddon said.
My husband was so concerned for his aunt’s feelings, I called her up to tell her I might make mention of her sinkers in the town square.
a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)
“I fell for them hook, line and sinker.”
—How we met: ‘I was checking out the men in the theatre. He looked lovely’ by Lizzie Cernik
They waited out the sinker and looked for sliders to drive.
—Can a return to throwing his changeup help Diego Castillo against left-handed hitters? by Ryan Divish
Many buoys, which serve as safe-navigation markers, are held in place with almost 500 feet of chain anchored to a five-ton metal sinker on the seabed below, he explained.
他解释说，许多用作安全航行标记的浮标都固定在适当的位置，将近 500 英尺的链条锚定在下方海床上的一个 5 吨重的金属坠子上。
—In Scotland, a ferry-borne exploration of the Inner Hebrides by ???
sinker (n.)”that which sinks or causes to sink,” agent noun from sink (v.). It is attested by 1520s as “one who engraves figures or designs, die=cutter;” by 1708 as “one who digs a well or pit.” In fishing, “weight attached to the line to make it sink in the water,” by 1838. By 1870 in American English as a type of doughnut. Baseball sense of “a pitch or hit that seems to drop markedly” is by 1932.Related entries & more
sinker (n.)“下沉或导致下沉的东西”，来自 sink (v.) 的代理名词。 1520 年代证明它是“雕刻人物或设计的人，模切机；”到 1708 年被称为“挖井或挖坑的人”。在钓鱼中，到 1838 年，“将重物附加到线上以使其沉入水中”。到 1870 年，在美国英语中作为甜甜圈的一种。到 1932 年，棒球才意识到“投球或击球明显下降”。相关条目及更多
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