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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This is a FromSoftware title through and through, rich in fantasy and RPG action. Nick Romano,, "Elden Ring, George R.R. Martin's fantasy video game with Dark Souls creator, revealed at E3," 9 June 2019 The politics that snagged these readers’ interest — and, often, annoyance — was gender-based through and through, a general acknowledgement of Blazer’s power and Alice’s subservience. Maria L. La Ganga,, "What's L.A. reading? Our habits are as diverse as the city itself," 6 June 2019 Kargman, a New Yorker through and through, met fellow Manhattanite Gradone during manicures. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Black Iris Launches its Latest Collection With a Dreamy Dinner," 23 May 2019 Drew Dorian is a Michigander through and through who has held a wide variety of consumer-focused positions throughout his career, ranging from financial counselor to auto salesperson. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Buyer's Guide Assistant Editor," 13 May 2019 But Harry and William are still brothers through and through. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince William Reportedly Thought Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Relationship Was Moving Too Fast," 11 Apr. 2019 This is something that Sunday Riley — both the brand and the person — understands through and through. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "Good News, Frequent Flyers: Sunday Riley Is Launching a Skin-Care Kit With United Airlines," 2 Apr. 2019 Styling-wise, the inspiration is true to Southern black style and culture, through and through. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Two of the Stylists Behind Solange’s When I Get Home on Fashion and Black Southern Culture," 18 Mar. 2019 Her onstage persona was more in line with what was expected of woman comedians in the 1950s: a character, through and through. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 16 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of through and through

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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