from (the) cradle to (the) grave

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Definition of from (the) cradle to (the) grave

: 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.

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from the bottom of one's heart

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from the first

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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 30 Sep. 2022.

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