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from the cradle to the grave

Lasting the full spectrum of life, existence, or a given process; from the first point to the very last. She's been my best friend since we were babies, so I just know we'll be together from the cradle to the grave.
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from the cradle to the grave

Fig. from birth to death. The government promised to take care of us from the cradle to the grave. You can feel secure and well-protected from the cradle to the grave.
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from the cradle to the grave

From birth to death, throughout life, as in This health plan will cover you from cradle to grave. Richard Steele used the term in The Tatler (1709): "A modest fellow never has a doubt from his cradle to his grave." [c. 1700]
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from the cradle to the grave

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from cradle to grave

If something happens from the cradle to the grave or from cradle to grave, it happens throughout all of a person's life. The bond of brotherhood was one to last from the cradle to the grave. He believed that the state was ultimately responsible for the individual and should look after him from cradle to grave.
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from the cradle to the grave

all through a person's life, from beginning to end.
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from the ˌcradle to the ˈgrave

from birth to death; throughout your whole life: The new ministry was formed to look after citizens’ social welfare from the cradle to the grave. ▶ ˌcradle-to-ˈgrave adj.: Their conclusions are based on two cradle-to-grave studies conducted in Germany.
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Balochis face poverty from cradle to grave. The patient who comes from afar for better treatment will not benefit from these fake medicines sold at the same cost as the original ones.
I believe in a better Scotland for future generations, where society really does look out for one another from cradle to grave. Some say if it ain't broke don't fix it - with a million in poverty and 1 in 5 Scots children affected by poverty (it's 1 in 10 in Norway and Denmark) - it's broken.
The Republican said that Obama's defiantly vowed not only to radically expand the reach of government from cradle to grave, but to smash the Constitution's restrictions on government power while doing it, the Washington Times reported.
He said he wanted the union, which has 1.5million members, to support people "from cradle to grave".
The health service was set up to look after us from cradle to grave - but it failed Mary.
I have always believed we should support those in need who try to help themselves, but have no time for those who think they have a right to be carried from cradle to grave. That is simply not fair.
From cradle to grave we love someone It's good for our soul and our health, But love is like jam, spread even a little And you can't help get lots of yourself.
In the army, I was mainly working with people aged between 18 and 40, but the Legion is there to help anyone who has served in the forces - from those currently serving in Afghanistan to World War II veterans - for a minimum of seven days, as well as help their dependent family, from cradle to grave, which I think is amazing."
THE final session in Bagshaw Museum's From Cradle To Grave series will be concentrating on Protecting the Family Treasure.
The principal thrust of the regulations is to prevent and minimise pollution, adding that "they have been divided into various parts with a view to covering the issues at stake from cradle to grave."
We have also written to all MPs drawing their attention to the inadequate proposals and urging them to contact us to find out more about what we believe is needed to ensure the welfare of all racing Greyhounds from cradle to grave.
From cradle to grave, hunger affects people's lives.
What happened to free health care from cradle to grave? Surely it's high time that politicians addressed this unfair situation.