from stem to stern
phrasal throughout, thoroughly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • From stem to stern — Stem Stem (st[e^]m), n. [AS. stemn, stefn, st[ae]fn; akin to OS. stamn the stem of a ship, D. stam stem, steven stem of a ship, G. stamm stem, steven stem of a ship, Icel. stafn, stamn, stem of a ship, stofn, stomn, stem, Sw. stam a tree trunk,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from stem to stern — (from) stem to stern completely. We overhauled the car from stem to stern. Related vocabulary: from top to bottom Etymology: based on the literal meaning of from the stem to the stern (= from the front end to the back end of a ship) …   New idioms dictionary

  • from stem to stern — from top to bottom, from head to tail    The 64 250 GTO was Enzo s masterpiece: Ferrari from stem to stern! …   English idioms

  • from stem to stern — American from one end of something to the other. We overhauled the car from stem to stern …   New idioms dictionary

  • from stem to stern — from one end to the other, especially of a ship. → stem …   English new terms dictionary

  • from stem to stern — from one end to the other …   English dictionary

  • from stem to stern — throughout, from one end to another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stem to stern — (from) stem to stern completely. We overhauled the car from stem to stern. Related vocabulary: from top to bottom Etymology: based on the literal meaning of from the stem to the stern (= from the front end to the back end of a ship) …   New idioms dictionary

  • stem to stern — See from stem to stern …   English idioms

  • from top to bottom — in every part. We searched the house from top to bottom but we couldn t find the letter. Related vocabulary: from stem to stern …   New idioms dictionary

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