Bag and baggage
= all belongings
They were thrown out bag and baggage from the hostel.
By fits and starts
= the basics
He did everything by fits and starts and stuck to nothing long.
By leaps and bounds
= very rapidly
He has improved by leaps and bounds since he began the course.
Fair and square
He was fair and square in all his dealings.
Fire and fury
His language was full of fire and fury.
First and foremost
= before anything else
We must inquire about this first and foremost.
Heart and soul
= put his heart and soul
He went heart and soul into the business.
He adopted hole-and-corner methods.
To all intents and purposes
= in all important respects
He nominally resigned, but to all intents and purposes, he was dismissed.
Jot or tittle
He would not lower his price one jot or tittle.
The loaves and fishes
He was eager for the loaves and fishes of office.
Null and void
This ruling has now become null and void.
Open and above-board
= honest and straightforward
Let everything be open and above-board.
Over and above
= in addition to
He did a great deal for us over and above his financial assistance.
Over head and ears
He was over head and ears in debt.
Safe and sound
He arrived home safe and sound.
Stuff and nonsense
What you are saying is all stuff and nonsense.
Sum and substance
This is the sum and substance of the whole question.
To be up and doing
= begin to act
We must be up and doing.
Ways and means
= the methodology
The meeting will have to discuss ways and means of raising the money.
Well and good
v = fine
If that is what you mean to do, well and good.
With might and main
= as hard as
He worked with might and main.
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