from coast to coast

from coast to coast

1. From one side of the country to the other. Typically refers to the United States, which is bordered by oceans in the East and West. I've never seen the Pacific Ocean before, thanks to growing up in Boston, so I'm excited to travel from coast to coast this summer.
2. Throughout the entire country. Typically refers to the United States, which is bordered by oceans in the East and West. This is not an isolated issue—it's affecting people from coast to coast.
3. slang In basketball, a term used to describe an offensive play in which a player travels from one end of the court to the other to score a basket. Boy, he is quick! He went from coast to coast past all five defenders.
See also: coast
References in classic literature ?
It was at this juncture that John Starhurst proclaimed that he would carry the Gospel from coast to coast of the Great Land, and that he would begin by penetrating the mountain fastnesses of the headwaters of the Rewa River.
One single gale such as now befriends us - let such a tempest whirl forward a balloon for four or five days(these gales often last longer) and the voyager will be easily borne, in that period, from coast to coast.
There was scarce a head man from coast to coast who would not heed the big Bwana's commands in preference to those of the hunters who employed them, and so it was easy to turn back any undesirable stranger--Bwana had simply to threaten to order his boys to desert him.
As part of Canada 150, the Government of Canada has added the symbols of Nunavut to the Centennial Flame so that every province and territory, from coast to coast to coast, is now represented.
Thales will leverage its Canadian expertise in project management, systems engineering and integrated logistics support to lead the development of a new Canadian supply chain that will offer comprehensive in-service support for all systems and equipment of these fleets over their operational lifetime, ensuring they are mission-ready, on time, every time, from coast to coast to coast.
A CONSERVATIONIST has raised PS23,000 for charity by travelling 215 miles from coast to coast in a wheelchair.
John spent five weeks travelling from coast to coast with the help of a grant from the Scottish Arts Council.
The flexibility of NEC's SpectralWave family enabled the carrier to deliver data over diverse fiber quality from coast to coast.
By working with Google, the world's largest search engine, Freedom Interactive is helping the online audiences of more than 40 Freedom Interactive web sites from coast to coast quickly find the information they want on the web.
This combination, coupled with our strong and growing presence in New York, Washington, and Atlanta, will enable us to serve our clients more effectively from coast to coast.
We've seen in recent market tests that our members respond very strongly to the ability to more simply combine what they have from AOL with what they want from a broadband connection, and now we're going to deliver it from coast to coast.
Garnier said, "Having been with Southwest Water for more than 38 years, I have seen the company grow from a small family business to a public company with operations from coast to coast.
With the acquisition of the ResREIT properties in June, we effectively doubled the size of our portfolio and became one of Canada's largest residential landlords with properties from coast to coast," commented Thomas Schwartz, President and Chief Executive Officer.
I look forward to working with the professionals at CBO and expanding our national network of community banks from coast to coast.
Labor Ready's (NYSE:LRW) leadership, including regional vice presidents John Hopkins and Gary North, boarded Winnebagos June 23 and will literally drive the Company's safety message from coast to coast in a 10-day, 4,500 mile trek.