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(from) top to bottom

In or throughout every part; from the topmost to the bottommost point. Look at you, you're filthy! Go get into the bathtub and wash top to bottom! The entire organization needs to be restructured from top to bottom.
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from top to bottom

Fig. from the highest point to the lowest point; throughout. I have to clean the house from top to bottom today. We need to replace our elected officials from top to bottom.
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from top to bottom

COMMON If you do something from top to bottom, you do it completely and thoroughly and to every part of something. She scrubbed the house from top to bottom. She searched the apartment from top to bottom for the missing letters. Note: You can also use top to bottom before a noun. He called for a top to bottom review of existing regulations.
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from top to bottom

completely; thoroughly.
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from ˌtop to ˈbottom

completely and thoroughly: We searched the house from top to bottom.
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to simulate movement from top to bottom of the depleted packet, as you spell out "S, I, X," and triumphantly turn over the last card.
The morning I was supposed to leave I woke up and was able to remember the whole Yankees lineup, from top to bottom," said Santos.
particles gaths of the cloud tively charged that are negatively charged gather at the The cloud circuit and created as flashes from top to bottom.
We are in the run-up to the festival of Pesach (Passover), and in preparation for this we clean the house from top to bottom.
Since the molds are tapered slightly from top to bottom, the packed snow easily slides out.
In each case a rectangular block of MDF (medium-density fiberboard), whose top and bottom edges were planed back at an acute angle, was painted almost in its entirety in a relatively undifferentiated color, with a narrow band of unpainted support left at both the right and left edges of the painting, stretching from top to bottom.
Slice off rind about 1/4 inch deep, from top to bottom.