nook or cranny

nook or cranny

Every possible place or part of something, down to the smallest ones. You need to clean every nook or cranny of this room before your grandmother gets here—it has to be spotless for her! I looked in every nook or cranny of the attic and couldn't find that box anywhere.
See also: cranny, nook
References in classic literature ?
The captain ordered an immediate and thorough search of the entire ship from stem to stern--no nook or cranny was to be overlooked.
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People would drop off toys at the station and we'd store them wherever we could find a nook or cranny.
Perhaps not, but as the audience (and the rest of the planet) already knows by this point in Peter Weir's fascinating 1998 satire, that would be the only nook or cranny on the vast set of Truman Burbank's so-called life where his keepers didn't have a 24-hour minicam.
Every few yards, he'd pause and gesture toward some nook or cranny of the massive structure, pointing out an area of potential improvement.