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from stem to stern

Completely or entirely, as from one end to the other. The stem is the front part of a ship and the stern is the rear. If that guy so much as looks at me the wrong way, I'll cut him from stem to stern, I swear! When I had the flu, I honestly ached from stem to stern and couldn't get out of bed for days.
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from stem to stern

 
1. Lit. from the front of a boat or ship to the back. He inspected the boat from stem to stern and decided he wanted to buy it.
2. Fig. from one end to another. Now, I have to clean the house from stem to stern. I polished my car carefully from stem to stern.
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from stem to stern

from the front to the back, especially of a ship.
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from ˌstem to ˈstern

all the way from the front of a ship to the back: It was a small boat, less than thirty feet from stem to stern.
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from stem to stern

From one end to another.
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Next, run your comb through the dog, again from stem to stern, and brush out the problem areas thoroughly.
Willie, then 30, kept firing his gun until the ship was a raging inferno, burning from stem to stern before it capsized.
From stem to stern, destroyers have many synthetic lifelines connected from rail to rail, all designed to keep people from falling overboard.
Kitzhaber knows state government from stem to stern - he could answer a question about highways by reciting statistics on vehicle registrations and the cost of asphalt, ending with suggestions for how to set the choke on a road grader.
COUNTRYSIDE: I read your publication from stem to stern bi-monthly.
Have it valeted from stem to stern and get a print-out of servicing work from the main dealer, which would reassure punters.
The captains who sailed her, the crew who manned her and took such good care of her from stem to stern, and the staff of chefs, entertainers, and waitstaff who always remembered our family each time we boarded are now scattered all over the world.
I've been doing this for 30 years and have seen these hills burn from stem to stern at least three times,'' Bell said.
From stem to stern in the church, the attitude is that everyone must be the same to fit in instead of welcoming people in their uniqueness.
The book begins with a tour (not for claustrophobics) of a WW II submarine from stem to stern.
We loaded her from stem to stern," said Fred Artis, Chief, Terminal Operations Division.
From stem to stern, around every corner lies a new adventure.
The 47-foot research vessel is packed with electronics from stem to stern, including side-scan sonar for probing the lake bed and Global Positioning System equipment for pinpointing the location of wrecks.