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I'm sure I've heard multiple variations on this expression, but I can't clearly recall any of them, and searching without the key word is impossible. Basically it's a phrase meaning you strongly agree with what was just said and want to emphasize that, possibly following up with more explanation of why that statement was so true.

Example:

Kittens are the best!

This with [blank] on. They're so fluffy, and their cute little meows melt my heart.

  • Do you want us to answer with any idioms that mean vehement agreement or to try and find the exact one you semi-remember? – BladorthinTheGrey Dec 4 '16 at 15:00
  • I'd like the exact one, although, as I said, I feel like it's a phrase that has multiple version, with various nouns filling in the blank. So any examples of this construction would work. – Joe M Dec 4 '16 at 15:02
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    "This with knobs on." [BrE (dated)] Note: knobs as in door knobs. – Mick Dec 4 '16 at 15:04
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    for AmE, I would say "This with bells on". But I don't have a reference. – Hellion Dec 4 '16 at 15:08
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    @Hellion "With bells on" means something along the lines of an enthusiastic statement of intention, along the lines of: "Will you be at the Christmas party?" "Absolutely, with bells on." – Joe M Dec 4 '16 at 15:31
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"With [brass] knobs on." [BrE (dated)]

Cambridge Dictionary: with (brass) knobs on:

If you describe something as a particular thing with knobs on, you mean it has similar qualities to that thing but they are more extreme:
Disney World was like an ordinary amusement park with knobs on.

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"In Spades" (meaning "In abundance; very much" is another variant.

It probably comes from the card game contract bridge, where spades are the highest valued suit. Use in the non-card context started in the 1920s.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/in-spades.html

From wiktionary: in spades

(idiomatic) In large quantities; to a high degree; to excess, without restraint.  [quotations ▼]

    Last year we harvested almost no potatoes, but this year we're getting them in spades.

(idiomatic) Beyond doubt.

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