from top to bottom

idiom

: in a very thorough way
We cleaned/searched the house from top to bottom.

Examples of from top to bottom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pack a good pair of walking shoes as Paris is, famously, best-walked from top to bottom with shopping bags weighing down either arm. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Apr. 2024 China has been basically supplying the Sri Lankan armed forces from top to bottom, from assault rifles up to fighter jets, and was an indirect influence in helping the Sri Lankan government win the civil war against the Tamil Tigers. Foreign Affairs, 7 May 2010 We were greeted with fresh coconuts customized with our names and our villa was decorated from top to bottom with flowers, champagne and balloons. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 29 May 2024 Implementing small changes that are easily managed will bear much more reliable fruit than attempting to completely overhaul your life from top to bottom. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 14 Mar. 2024 But considerate sellers exist, too — and some go far beyond just cleaning their houses from top to bottom. Lew Sichelman, Miami Herald, 19 May 2024 Whatever your growing situation, fill the pot, bed or planter with the same material from top to bottom. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2024 Note that this recipe calls for halving the peppers from top to bottom. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2024 Set aside an afternoon and go shelf by shelf to empty your fridge from top to bottom. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Apr. 2024

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“From top to bottom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/from%20top%20to%20bottom. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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