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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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 This is a collectible card game through and through, however, and like with many digital card games, the $20 is just the buy-in fee. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Artifact, Valve's first new PC game in 5 years, gets a price and release date," 1 Aug. 2018 The French-Creole cuisine is peppered with Asian influences: the spicy crab and cheese grits hint at some of the elevated rustic themes, while the Crisp Pompano and Scallop Almondine are New Orleans through and through. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018 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

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First Known Use of through and through

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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