from the cradle to the grave


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from the cradle to the grave

Lasting the full spectrum of life, existence, or a given process; that is, 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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References in classic literature ?
You are a comic little figure, hopping from the cradle to the grave.
It broke; it was resumed broken, not marching once from the cradle to the grave.
Our mental existences, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave.
Then you get it all back," he assured her; but in his heart he was wondering about God, that allowed so many suckers to be born and that did not break up the gambling game by which they were robbed from the cradle to the grave.
The Grand Difficulty of humanity from the cradle to the grave -- Money.
I can only offer this excuse for myself; and I can only admire that invariable preservation of dignity, and that strictly logical consistency of conduct which distinguish every man and woman who may read these lines, in every emergency of their lives from the cradle to the grave.
But they were scarcely less beautiful in their slow decline, than they had been in their prime; for nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy, that we can scarcely mark their progress.
From the cradle to the grave, fighting, rightly understood, is the business, the real highest, honestest business of every son of man.
In the very middle of it I observed a solitary Swiss couple, whose fate was made secure from the cradle to the grave by the perfected mechanism of democratic institutions in a republic that could almost be held in the palm of ones hand.
Bert Smallways' grandfather, in the days when Bun Hill was a village under the sway of Sir Peter Bone's parent, had "known his place" to the uttermost farthing, touched his hat to his betters, despised and condescended to his inferiors, and hadn't changed an idea from the cradle to the grave.
DANNY Baker's superb from The Cradle To The Grave has got to be one of the most flawless TV comedy dramas ever made.
Unlike many layabouts who squeal to tax the rich in order for the state to help them and their offspring from the cradle to the grave.
At one time it was said that Woodville Road had everything to meet your needs from the cradle to the grave.
But before that, new Squeeze album From The Cradle To The Grave will be out later this year, with a UK tour starting in September - their first in three years.
Cool cats: Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, founding members of Squeeze, will be touring in October |and an album of new material From The Cradle To The Grave will be released later this year