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bag and baggage

 and part and parcel
with one's luggage; with all one's possessions. Sally showed up at our door bag and baggage one Sunday morning. All right, if you won't pay the rent, out with you, bag and baggage! Get all your stuff—part and parcel—out of here!
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bag and baggage

  (slightly formal)
with all the things that you own We were told we'd have to be out of the house, bag and baggage, in a week's time.
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bag and baggage

All of one's belongings, especially with reference to departing with them; completely, totally. For example, The day he quit his job, John walked out, bag and baggage. Originating in the 1400s, this phrase at first meant an army's property, and to march off bag and baggage meant that the departing army was not leaving anything behind for the enemy's use. By the late 1500s, it had been transferred to other belongings.
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bag and baggage

1. With all one's belongings.
2. To a complete degree; entirely.
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References in classic literature ?
I, who could have bought them out, bag and baggage, and the schooner and its equipment, a score of times over
How much will get them out, and square you up, and bring you back bag and baggage in good time?
send him off, bag and baggage, by the train to-morrow
So I went with them, bag and baggage, and with a glad heart, you may be sure.
Whether she would instantly depart, bag and baggage, to Lady Scadgers, or would positively refuse to budge from the premises; whether she would be plaintive or abusive, tearful or tearing; whether she would break her heart, or break the looking- glass; Mr.
You're a pretty quick packer, I hope,' said Mr Boffin; 'because the sooner you are gone, bag and baggage, the better for all parties.