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Browsing page 1 of words meaning ready, prepared (9 words total)

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all set

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locked and loaded

  • John Wayne said "Lock and load" because that is the procedure used for readying an empty M1 Garand for action, not because he said it backwards. In order to prepare the weapon for firing, the bolt must first be "locked" back to the rear so that the en bloc clip can be "loaded" into the fixed magazine. Once the clip is inserted, the bolt snaps forward on its own as soon as thumb pressure is released from the top round of the clip, chambering a round and leaving it ready to fire.

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

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  • 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 Jun 30 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 30 2015.

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rock 'n' roll

interjection

  • "that's great!"
    Person 1: We're going to a theme park tomorrow.

    Person 2: Rock 'n' roll!

    Last edited on Apr 21 2013. Submitted by Robbie G. from Stroud, Hampshire, UK on Feb 13 2006.

  • statement of support, agreement, encouragement.
    Person A: Ready to go?

    Person B: Rock 'n' roll.

    Last edited on Aug 31 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

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