head to toe


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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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The base of the blind uses 1/2-inch closed cell foam to insulate the user from head to toe against wet and cold.
I'm a sucker for punishment though and before I knew it I was being scrubbed and sprayed from head to toe in brown liquid.
Kimi is motivated from head to toe and I know he is not thinking of retiring."
Dressed from head to toe in glittering gold, the fab five kicked off the UK leg of their world tour in front of a sell-out crowd at London's O2 arena last night.
To give yourself the gift of health, work your heart and lungs every day and exercise muscles head to toe three times a week to improve balance and help prevent falls.
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At the game's end, most players are plastered with mud from head to toe. The uniforms would give any laundry detergent a stain-fighting workout.
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Designed to detect narcotics or explosives, the unit screens individuals from head to toe in one step to reduce customer waiting time.
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