from (the) cradle to (the) grave

idiom

: from the beginning until the end of life
He led a life of hardship from the cradle to the grave.
The book describes her life from cradle to grave.

Examples of from (the) cradle to (the) grave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Virtually all Danes are protected by a universal health care system that takes very good care of residents from the cradle to the grave. Christine Gorman, Scientific American, 10 May 2016 Good taste is supposedly ingrained in our genes and we’re all supposed to be effortlessly well dressed from the cradle to the grave. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, 3 Dec. 2020

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“From (the) cradle to (the) grave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/from%20%28the%29%20cradle%20to%20%28the%29%20grave. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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