through and through


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through and through

thoroughly; completely. I've studied this report through and through trying to find the facts you've mentioned. I was angry through and through, and I had to sit and recover before I could talk to anyone.
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through and through

completely He's a military man through and through.
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through and through

In every part or aspect, throughout. For example, I was wet through and through, or He was a success through and through. This idiom originally was used to indicate literally penetration, as by a sword. The figurative usage was first recorded in 1410.
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