through and through


through and through
through and through thoroughly or completely.
Main Entry: through

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  • through and through — {adv.} Completely; entirely; whole heartedly. * /Bob was a ball player through and through./ * /Mary was hurt through and through by Betty s remarks./ Compare: OUT AND OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • through and through — {adv.} Completely; entirely; whole heartedly. * /Bob was a ball player through and through./ * /Mary was hurt through and through by Betty s remarks./ Compare: OUT AND OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • through and through — adverb Date: 15th century in every way ; thoroughly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • --- and --- — 1. And is used between repeated words to show continuation or emphasis. * /When the children saw the beautiful Christmas tree they looked and looked./ * /Old Mr, Bryan has known Grandfather for years and years, since they were boys./ * /Billy… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • --- and --- — 1. And is used between repeated words to show continuation or emphasis. * /When the children saw the beautiful Christmas tree they looked and looked./ * /Old Mr, Bryan has known Grandfather for years and years, since they were boys./ * /Billy… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Through — Through, prep. [OE. thurgh, [thorn]urh, [thorn]uruh, [thorn]oruh, AS. [thorn]urh; akin to OS. thurh, thuru, OFries. thruch, D. door, OHG. durh, duruh, G. durch, Goth. [thorn]a[ i]rh; cf. Ir. tri, tre, W. trwy. [root]53. Cf. {Nostril}, {Thorough} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Through the Looking-Glass — Infobox Book | name = Through the Looking Glass title orig = translator = image caption = Book cover of Through the Looking Glass author = Lewis Carroll illustrator = John Tenniel cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series …   Wikipedia

  • through thick and thin — {adv. phr.} Through all difficulties and troubles; through good times and bad times. * /The friends were faithful through thick and thin./ * /George stayed in college through thick and thin, because he wanted an education./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • through thick and thin — {adv. phr.} Through all difficulties and troubles; through good times and bad times. * /The friends were faithful through thick and thin./ * /George stayed in college through thick and thin, because he wanted an education./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • through the mill — {adv. phr.} 1. Experienced. * /You could tell immediately that the new employee had been through the mill./ 2. Through real experience of the difficulties of a certain way of life. * /Poor Jerry has had three operations in one year, and now he s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • through the mill — {adv. phr.} 1. Experienced. * /You could tell immediately that the new employee had been through the mill./ 2. Through real experience of the difficulties of a certain way of life. * /Poor Jerry has had three operations in one year, and now he s… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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