to a man


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to a man

including everyone They supported him to a man.
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to a man

  (slightly formal)
if a group of people do something to a man, they all do it They supported him to a man.
See the man on the Clapham omnibus, the man, every man jack, a girl Friday, a man after own heart, go to see a man about a dog, a man of means, as one man, One man's meat is another man's poison, like a man possessed, the man in the street, the thinking man's's crumpet, a man of his word, a man of the world
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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: All were lost, to a man.
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