This term originated in the military and meant that your M-16 had the magazine in place and was ready to fire. The order to "lock and load" means to get ready for action.
If you are "locked and loaded," it means you are ready for whatever comes next.
The term was in use before the M-16. Many western stories and movies have used the saying for rifles as well as for wagons. It also has been used as an old sailing term for the storage of goods being locked into place and loaded aboard.
The phrase soldiering is 99percent boredom and 1percent sheer terror means that they are ever in danger and mainly bored.
Shell Shock is a phrase that was first used in World War I to describe psychological trauma experienced by soldiers. Currently, it is used when someone is very surprised.
about 11-12 lbs loaded
I've never heard that phrase, but it must mean a US President who served before 1860.
he was locked for years and was killed
Reba - 2001 Locked and Loaded 6-7 is rated/received certificates of: Argentina:Atp
UFC 31 Locked and Loaded - 2001 TV was released on: USA: 4 May 2001
Reba - 2001 Locked and Loaded 6-7 was released on: USA: 7 January 2007
yes locked and loaded is in the UK going commando is in some other place
It means you have agreed to something and you are now locked into that decision. No changing your mind.
It means Jews are locked up in this very dangerous camp
Locked and cocked is a term usually associated with a firearm, although it is usually said "Cocked and Locked". This refers to arming the firearm, that is the gun has a bullet chambered and the hammer is cocked and the gun will fire if the trigger is pulled. Locked means the safety is engaged. Cocked, locked and ready to rock is a longer version of the phrase. It just means you are ready. You are fully prepared to do what needs to be done.
see the ratchet and clank wiki.
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What do you mean by 'locked?'