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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

  (American)
from one end of something to the other We overhauled the car 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.
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.
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.
This summer the Sarasota Yacht Club will undergo a complete rebuilding from stem to stern.
And the tension in this high seas stand-off can be felt from stem to stern.