to the core

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of to the core

:in a very complete or extreme way used for emphasis
  • He is patriotic to the core.
  • Her family is English to the core.
  • He's rotten to the core.
  • They were shaken to the core.

Word by Word Definitions

core play
  1. : a central and often foundational part usually distinct from the enveloping part by a difference in nature : such as

  2. : the usually inedible central part of some fruits (such as a pineapple)

  3. : the place in a nuclear reactor where fission (see 1fission 3) occurs

  1. : to remove a core (see 1core 1a) from

  1. : a group of people


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