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.

Examples of to the core in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These leggings provide lots of support to the core, helping to smooth out the skin while also providing enough compression for core exercises. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 The compressive waistband provides lots of support to the core area and encourages proper posture. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 29 Jan. 2024 Fortunately, Julian Jackson, author of the best biography of General Charles de Gaulle available, and the ablest English-language historian of contemporary France, has recently published a book that cuts to the core of this subject. Robert O. Paxton, Harper's Magazine, 17 Dec. 2023 Everything comes back to the core story of this country: land that was stolen from the get-go. Matthew Jacobs, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Dec. 2023 Among other things, a plethora of items that feature Christian nationalist motifs, intense patriotism and ominous suggestions of violence – all antithetical to the core values of the Amish. Susan L Trollinger, The Conversation, 18 Oct. 2023 As implied by the version number, version 15.1 is a minor update to last year's 15.0 release that makes no changes to the core specification. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 15 Sep. 2023 Vital to helping every cast member get to the core of their character rather than cosplaying? Riann Phillip, Vogue, 21 Dec. 2023 In addition to the core swing states that decided the 2016 and 2020 elections, the campaign official said more Democratic-leaning states such as Minnesota, New Hampshire and Virginia could also be in play. Isaac Arnsdorf, Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2023 See More

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“To the core.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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