down to the ground

down to the ground

Totally, entirely, or completely. I'm cold all the time, so this hot weather really suits me down to the ground.
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down to the ground

Thoroughly, completely, as in This new job suits him down to the ground. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]
See also: down, ground
References in classic literature ?
And a twenty or twenty-five foot deliberate drop clear down to the ground was nothing to us.
Down to the ground he came in the utter blackness of the close-set boles and the overhanging verdure of the jungle.
What was my astonishment to see on the slippery column of the tree two human forms appear and quietly slip down to the ground.
Then I slipped down to the ground and crawled in among the trees, and, sure enough, there was Tom Sawyer waiting for me.
Long nails tipped her hands, and she dribbled at the nose, and from her cheeks blood dripped down to the ground.
Dubai: A clerk denied in court on Tuesday the charge of assaulting a policeman, who was apprehending him, and claimed that seven officers pinned him down to the ground and handcuffed him.
Embrace the end of summer by delaying the urge to cut fading blossoms down to the ground.
We tried to bring it down to the ground where people can relate to it even if they don't know the sport.
Eventually, the sevenyear-old dog was brought back down to the ground uninjured, using a ladder and animal rescue equipment.
When we were leaving the club we got into the lift and pushed the button to take us down to the ground 'oor but it wasn't responding," said Mr Holt.
But instead of cutting it all back, this year take about half the stems down to the ground, then next year cut back the stems you leave this time.
TRUCKERS (BBC ONE, Thursday, 9pm) THE trucking life suits Steven down to the ground - he isn't interested in commitment.
But we'll be going down to the ground extra early to make sure the vandals haven't come back in the night.
They were all brought safely back down to the ground 20 minutes later.
The extra two miles in this trip will suit him down to the ground and at 11/4 he could run a superb race.