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
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house was 1ait flat, and all my trees, etc., broke down to the ground.
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. Rouletabille had mounted alone, and had returned with another.
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. She stood leering hideously, and much dust sodden with tears lay upon her shoulders.
The boy's mother, upon questioning by the police, said the boy had been playing with his brother in the living area of their room while she was cooking and her husband had gone down to the ground floor to buy something, he said in a statement.
"Paris will never be brought down to the ground; France will never be brought down to the ground.
To be fair, I am anti-social by nature, but I have to say working from home suits me down to the ground.
When the sergeant chased the Indian and stopped him, the suspect beat and pushed him down to the ground, said the records.
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. Instead, allow seedpods to develop on the stem for a striking silhouette, especially when intermixed with fall-blooming grasses.
"We tried to bring it down to the ground where people can relate to it even if they don't know the sport." At the after-party, Chris Parnell hunted for a high score on Pac-Man, while Joshua Rush, who plays a unique 11-year-oid, said he had a busy night ahead.
- Dennis Jackson, by email CAROL: Either cut the whole stem down to the ground or wait for the seedheads, which are often beautiful.
Eventually, the sevenyear-old dog was brought back down to the ground uninjured, using a ladder and animal rescue equipment.