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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First Known Use of through and through

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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28 Aug 2021

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“Through and through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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