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from the cradle to the grave

Lasting the full spectrum of life, existence, or a given process; that is, from the first point to the very last. She's been my best friend since we were babies, so I just know we'll be together from the cradle to the grave.
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from the cradle to the grave

Fig. from birth to death. The government promised to take care of us from the cradle to the grave. You can feel secure and well-protected from the cradle to the grave.
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from the cradle to the grave

From birth to death, throughout life, as in This health plan will cover you from cradle to grave. Richard Steele used the term in The Tatler (1709): "A modest fellow never has a doubt from his cradle to his grave." [c. 1700]
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from the cradle to the grave

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from cradle to grave

If something happens from the cradle to the grave or from cradle to grave, it happens throughout all of a person's life. The bond of brotherhood was one to last from the cradle to the grave. He believed that the state was ultimately responsible for the individual and should look after him from cradle to grave.
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from the cradle to the grave

all through a person's life, from beginning to end.
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from the ˌcradle to the ˈgrave

from birth to death; throughout your whole life: The new ministry was formed to look after citizens’ social welfare from the cradle to the grave. ▶ ˌcradle-to-ˈgrave adj.: Their conclusions are based on two cradle-to-grave studies conducted in Germany.
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There is something subversive about thinking that education from cradle to grave is the panacea for all of society's ills, and that a more educated work force will make us more globally competitive.
Full voice characterization by both talented readers lends credence to the desperation, depravity, and foolhardiness of the parties as they wend their way from cradle to grave, from home life to the wilds of Africa.
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For nearly 20 years, our software and services have helped manufacturing companies of all sizes better manage their assets from cradle to grave, including project management, maintenance, MRO inventory, indirect purchasing, and regulatory compliance.
Fully voiced characterizations by both talented readers lend credence to the desperation, depravity, and foolhardiness of the parties as they wend their way from cradle to grave, from home life to the wilds of Africa.
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From cradle to grave, millions of Americans would get a tax cut under a plan unveiled Monday by the Republicans' chief congressional tax writer.
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