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from head to toe

Encompassing one's entire body; from top to bottom. Typically refers to how one is dressed and groomed. This is a fancy event, so you need to look good from head to toe. Schedule a haircut and shine your shoes.
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head to toe

Encompassing one's entire body; top to bottom. Typically refers to how one is dressed and groomed. This is a fancy event, so you need to look good from head to toe. Schedule a haircut and shine your shoes.
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from head to toe

Fig. from the top of one's head to one's feet. She was decked out in flowers from head to toe. The huge parka covered the small child from head to toe, assuring that she would be well-protected against the cold.
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from head to toe

Also, from head to heels or foot ; from tip or top to toe . Over the entire body, in its entirety. For example, He was dressed in black from head to toe, or She ached all over, from tip to toe. These expressions date from ancient times. The alliterative head to heels originated about 1400, and Shakespeare had "from top to toe" in Hamlet (1:2).
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from head to toe

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from head to foot

COMMON You use from head to toe or from head to foot to talk about the whole of someone's body. She was covered from head to toe with black and blue marks. She was trembling from head to foot. Note: You can also just say head to toe or head to foot. She was dressed head to toe in black. The boy is wrapped head to foot in a green blanket. Note: You can use head-to-toe or head-to-foot before a noun. He turned up clad in head-to-toe black. Standing against the wall was this man in head-to-foot leather. Compare with from top to toe.
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from head to toe (or foot)

all over your body.
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from ˌhead to ˈfoot/ˈtoe

all over your body; completely: She was dressed from head to foot in white.He was covered from head to foot in mud.
See also: foot, head, toe
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She looked absolutely fantastic " posh from head to toe - though I can only wonder how she managed to go to the toilet during the day!
We arrived home safely, covered from head to toe in sand, concluding our friend's bachelor party--"Remy's day in the dirt."
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The manure covered one child from head to toe, and another to her chest.
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Robed from head to toe in black blankets, the fighters glided nobly around the stage (as though on motorized platforms), their sedate march gradually unfolding into a bravura display as the men and women exploded into action against the enemy, their torsos vibrating with the bursts of fire from their rifles.
Several years later, Burkholder regularly suffers from bronchitis and pneumonia, and can no longer exercise strenuously without suffering further relapses; she now approaches her subject only when covered from head to toe with protective laboratory clothing and wearing a full-face-mask respirator.
People plodding in the snow, Wrapped up warm from head to toe, In hats, scarves, gloves and coats, And Wellington boots upon our feet, Leaving footprints in the snow.
Trendy, laid back and try to please the ladies Describe your look from head to toe: Hair by Charlotte, polo shirt and leather jacket from Top Man, trousers by Jack Jones, shoes are Nike pumps, accessories from River Island and H Samuel What's your favourite shop?
The 1.0-litre economy model is painted blue from head to toe, which Toyota reckons will be considered trendy by younger drivers.
Leticia was bruised from head to toe. She had been branded with cigarettes and bitten before she died from kicks and punches to her skull and stomach during weeks of abuse and torture.
Dressed from head to toe in orange, the Spaniard looked like the Tango man.
There they stood, the international sex symbol who has dedicated her life to the body beautiful, who exercises for hours on end, eats a highly restricted diet and is styled from head to toe - and Kirsty.
The victim of a vicious attack by two men was told he would be 'sliced from head to toe'.