from the cradle to the grave


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
See also: cradle, grave

from the cradle to the grave

also from cradle to grave
during the whole period of your life Free medical care might not be with us from the cradle to the grave, as we once hoped.
Etymology: based on the idea that the cradle (small bed for a baby) represents the beginning of a life, the grave (burying place) represents the end of a life
See also: cradle, grave

from the cradle to the grave

during the whole of your life Free medical care might not be with us from the cradle to the grave, as we once hoped.
See also: cradle, grave

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]
See also: cradle, grave
References in classic literature ?
You are a comic little figure, hopping from the cradle to the grave.
It broke; it was resumed broken, not marching once from the cradle to the grave.
Our mental existences, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave.
Then you get it all back," he assured her; but in his heart he was wondering about God, that allowed so many suckers to be born and that did not break up the gambling game by which they were robbed from the cradle to the grave.
The Grand Difficulty of humanity from the cradle to the grave -- Money.
I can only offer this excuse for myself; and I can only admire that invariable preservation of dignity, and that strictly logical consistency of conduct which distinguish every man and woman who may read these lines, in every emergency of their lives from the cradle to the grave.
But they were scarcely less beautiful in their slow decline, than they had been in their prime; for nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy, that we can scarcely mark their progress.
From the cradle to the grave, fighting, rightly understood, is the business, the real highest, honestest business of every son of man.
In the very middle of it I observed a solitary Swiss couple, whose fate was made secure from the cradle to the grave by the perfected mechanism of democratic institutions in a republic that could almost be held in the palm of ones hand.
Bert Smallways' grandfather, in the days when Bun Hill was a village under the sway of Sir Peter Bone's parent, had "known his place" to the uttermost farthing, touched his hat to his betters, despised and condescended to his inferiors, and hadn't changed an idea from the cradle to the grave.
DANNY Baker's superb from The Cradle To The Grave has got to be one of the most flawless TV comedy dramas ever made.
Unlike many layabouts who squeal to tax the rich in order for the state to help them and their offspring from the cradle to the grave.
At one time it was said that Woodville Road had everything to meet your needs from the cradle to the grave.
But before that, new Squeeze album From The Cradle To The Grave will be out later this year, with a UK tour starting in September - their first in three years.
Cool cats: Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, founding members of Squeeze, will be touring in October |and an album of new material From The Cradle To The Grave will be released later this year