root and branch

idiom

Definition of root and branch

chiefly British
1 : complete or thorough a root and branch overhaul of local schools
2 : completely or thoroughly The laws were reformed root and branch.

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“Root and branch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20and%20branch. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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