through and through


: in every way : thoroughly

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
Recent Examples on the Web The menu was Texas through and through, featuring cornbread, caviar, smoked ribs and corn on the cob. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 29 May 2024 Leslie’s laugh is genuinely Leslie through and through. Whitney Friedlander, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2024 In addition to the nuts, a little hazelnut liquor imbues the cheesecake recipe through and through with this cosmopolitan flavor. Wini Moranville, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 May 2024 The same is true in Baltimore, a baseball town through and through where the sport has dug its roots deep. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 28 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for through and through 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of through and through was in the 14th century

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“Through and through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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