through and through


Definition of through and through

: in every way : thoroughly

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Examples of through and through in a Sentence

I know him through and through, and he would never do such a cowardly thing. those UFO claims were examined through and through and were found to be completely bogus

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The collection was youthful through and through, in a way that felt needed and necessary. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Marc Jacobs’s NYFW 2019 Runway Show Was All About the Joy of Dressing Up," 12 Sep. 2019 Through osmosis, the flavorful brine is absorbed into the meat, thereby seasoning it through and through. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "How to Brine Turkey for Your Best-Ever Bird," 27 Aug. 2019 Not every moment was fun, but the overall experience was joyful through and through—even more joyful than gallivanting around Greece on an ATV. Sarah Firshein, Condé Nast Traveler, "What I Learned While Traveling Alone With a Baby," 9 Aug. 2019 Both stories featured local voices through and through. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Here's how reporters are covering the aftermath of an anti-Latino hate crime," 6 Aug. 2019 Hernandez is an artist through and through (and a busy one at that), but one who also happens to have a deep love for fashion. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Artist Mengly Hernandez on Her Daughter’s Purse Collection and Wearing Kimonos to Work," 14 Aug. 2018 The other, totally different, was the party chief, Zhao Ziyang, a seeming liberal through and through, a suave, charismatic man who wore Western suits. The Economist, "Obituary: Li Peng died on July 22nd," 25 July 2019 Joe is a coach’s son through and through, a football junkie who’ll watch film deep into the night. Ross Dellenger,, "Meet Joe Burrow: LSU's Toughest Renaissance Man and Maybe Savior at QB," 15 July 2019 But the dogs are sweet, gentle beagles through and through. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "China’s CRISPR push in animals promises better meat, novel therapies, and pig organs for people," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of through and through

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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