to the nth degree

to the nth degree

to the maximum amount. Jane is a perfectionist and tries to be careful to the nth degree. This scientific instrument is accurate to the nth degree.
See also: degree, nth

to the nth degree

To the utmost, as in They'd decked out the house to the nth degree. This expression comes from mathematics, where to the nth means "to any required power" ( n standing for any number). It was first recorded in 1852.
See also: degree, nth

to the nth degree

If you do something or have a particular quality to the nth degree, you do it or have it to an extreme degree. He carried discretion to the nth degree, speaking only once about his job. You're a risk-taker to the nth degree.
See also: degree, nth

to the nth degree

to any extent; to the utmost.
In mathematics, nth denotes an unspecified member of a series of numbers or enumerated items.
1994 i-D Along the way they argue, get harassed by ignorant locals, sing along to their favourite tunes and camp it up to the nth degree.
See also: degree, nth

to the nth deˈgree

(informal) to the greatest possible amount, level, etc.; very much: This book is boring to the nth degree.
See also: degree, nth
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The problem was that someone would trip him up and he'd try and stumble back to his feet to attempt to get a shot in or create a chance - it was honesty to the nth degree from the lad.
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He is someone who will take an idea and pursue it to the nth degree.
We do have the regulations within the game in order to stamp out any kind of foul and abusive language but they are just not enforced to the nth degree," he added.
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She used it to the nth degree, so whether you like her or not becomes irrelevant" - Consolata Boyle, costume designer for the new film The Iron Lady, gives her view on former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
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Both were sycophantic to the Nth degree, greeting her and pledging allegiance in sonorous and ponderous cadences of super-literary Welsh (none of which she understood).
He uses scavenged materials to create detail to the nth degree - individual shake shingles on the Worcester house replica, for example, measuring 1/2 by 5/8 inches apiece.
The syndrome is the inability to resist replying to a letter, however banal it may be and however obvious the response, without nit-picking to the nth degree to try to elicit maximum response.