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from head to toe

Fig. from the top of one's head to one's feet. She was decked out in flowers from head to toe. The huge parka covered the small child from head to toe, assuring that she would be well-protected against the cold.
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from head to toe

Also, from head to heels or foot ; from tip or top to toe . Over the entire body, in its entirety. For example, He was dressed in black from head to toe, or She ached all over, from tip to toe. These expressions date from ancient times. The alliterative head to heels originated about 1400, and Shakespeare had "from top to toe" in Hamlet (1:2).
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Women were told to cover themselves from head to toe.
Because of the breadth of its product offerings, Champs Sports is able to outfit customers from head to toe with everything they need for their active lifestyles.
If they venture out, they should be covered from head to toe.
Not only did Jack have shrapnel wounds from head to toe, but his helicopter was shot down while being evacuated.
It might sound crazy, but what could be more Olympic than the world's best competing against each other while covered from head to toe with advertisements?
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Gene Chen knows now what it means to have good neighbors after they helped chase off a pair of pit bulls that had attacked Chen, leaving behind 67 bite marks and cuts from head to toe.
Among the touches were "freeze" models adorned in gold paint from head to toe and sporting custom-made golden bikinis, gold lame curtains and bunting, exotic floral arrangements in huge golden urns, live music, romantic vignettes staged by professional models in several rooms and at poolside, and fine cuisine and cocktails from the Emily Morgan's new restaurant, ORO -- created by cb5 Restaurant Management Group of Greenwich, Conn.
6--Color) Day, of Canyon Country, is sponsored by Answer Racing Products, which outfits him from head to toe and provides new bikes when the old ones break down.