to a man


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to a man

Unanimously, without exception, as in The committee voted against the proposal to a man. This expression, first recorded in 1712, uses man in the sense of "everyone." It continues to be so used despite its sexist tone. To a woman is very occasionally used for unanimous actions in groups that include only women. Also see as one; with one voice.
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to a man

without exception.
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to a ˈman

(written) used to emphasize that something is true of all the people being described: To a man, they all agreed.
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to a man

Without exception: All were lost, to a man.
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