be a [Londoner etc.] through and through

be a [Londoner/patriot/politician etc.] through and through

  also be [French/good/honest etc.] through and through
if someone is a Londoner etc. or is French etc. through and through, they behave in a way that is typical of such a person and that is the most important part of their character He always managed to say the right thing. He was a politician through and through. She never really settled in England. She was French through and through.
See know through and through
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