through and through

adverb

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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Kendall Jenner just stepped out in a retro look that’s true ‘90s dreams, through and through. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Retro Acid-Wash Jeans Are Only $35," 25 Sep. 2018 Some of us are ice cream people through and through. Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "The Best No-Cook, Make-Ahead Dessert for the 4th of July," 25 June 2018 More: Brooks Koepka wins U.S. Open, holds off DJ, Tommy Fleetwood More: Amy Mickelson: Phil Mickelson offered to withdraw from U.S. Open USGA executive director Mike Davis is a smart and honorable man and a golf guy through and through. Gary D'amato, USA TODAY, "Shinnecock Hills on verge of becoming obsolete as U.S. Open host," 17 June 2018 The son of Malaysia's second prime minister, Najib is a politician through and through. Marc Lourdes, CNN, "Malaysia's Najib Razak is in a fight for his political life," 6 May 2018 Johnson, a Juneau local, was an Alaskan climber through and through. Matt Skenazy, Outside Online, "The Last Days of Marc-André Leclerc," 19 June 2018 Far Harbor was classic Fallout, through and through. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Fallout 76 sparks more fan anxiety about direction of series," 11 June 2018 While many of the restaurants at Baha Mar focus on international cuisine, the poolside Conch Shack is Bahamian through and through. Lyndsey Matthews, ELLE Decor, "This New Resort Is the Las Vegas of the Caribbean," 11 June 2018 The Capitals were the better team, through and through. Chris Korman, For The Win, "We'll always remember the inexplicable and incomparable Golden Knights," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of through and through

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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