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locked and loaded

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  • from military slang for "weapons loaded and prepared for firing".

    Last edited on Mar 08 2018. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • John Wayne in the film Sands of Iwo Jima was to say "Load and Lock" but "Lock and Load" sounded better so they did not edit it for the correct term.

    Last edited on Mar 08 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 30 2015.

  • phrase popularized by John Wayne. Origin is from procedure for readying an M1 Garand firearm for firing.

    Last edited on Mar 08 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 31 2016.

  • possible alternative origin: When a horse is reluctant to enter the starting gate before a race the assistant starters will position themselves on each side of the horse's haunches. They each extend an arm and grasp the others wrist. With their hands thus "locked" behind the horse's rump they pull/push the horse and "load" him into the starting gate.

    Last edited on Mar 08 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 11 2017.

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