through and through
adverb Date: 15th century in every way ; thoroughly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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

  • --- 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-composed — music is relatively continuous, non sectional, and/or non repetitive. A song is said to be through composed if it has different music for each stanza of the lyrics. This is in contrast to strophic form, in which each stanza is set to the same… …   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

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