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to the teeth

To the greatest degree or extent; extremely, completely, or utterly. I know it takes me a long time getting ready, but nothing feels better than being dressed to the teeth for a night out on the town. Everyone in the bar was armed to the teeth, so we felt a little bit nervous sitting down for a drink in there. I have to say, I'm fed up to the teeth with all the people littering on campus!
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to the teeth

1. Completely, fully, as in Obviously new to skiing, they were equipped to the teeth with the latest gear. This idiom dates from the late 1300s. Also see armed to the teeth; fed to the gills.
2. Also, up to the or one's teeth . Fully committed, as in We're in this collaboration up to our teeth. [First half of 1900s] Both of these hyperbolic usages allude to being fully covered or immersed in something up to one's teeth.
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to the teeth

Lacking nothing; completely: armed to the teeth; dressed to the teeth.
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References in classic literature ?
Those who have never had a bit in their mouths cannot think how bad it feels; a great piece of cold hard steel as thick as a man's finger to be pushed into one's mouth, between one's teeth, and over one's tongue, with the ends coming out at the corner of your mouth, and held fast there by straps over your head, under your throat, round your nose, and under your chin; so that no way in the world can you get rid of the nasty hard thing; it is very bad!
- It is a hard, embittering thing to have one's kind feelings and good intentions cast back in one's teeth. I was beginning to relent towards my wretched partner; to pity his forlorn, comfortless condition, unalleviated as it is by the consolations of intellectual resources and the answer of a good conscience towards God; and to think I ought to sacrifice my pride, and renew my efforts once again to make his home agreeable and lead him back to the path of virtue; not by false professions of love, and not by pretended remorse, but by mitigating my habitual coldness of manner, and commuting my frigid civility into kindness wherever an opportunity occurred; and not only was I beginning to think so, but I had already begun to act upon the thought - and what was the result?
'Is it no harm to have a constant hallooing and hooting under one's very nose, distracting one from business, and making one grind one's teeth with vexation?
All around it looked so cold and raw: the long willow-leaves were quite yellow, and the fog dripped from them like water; one leaf fell after the other: the sloes only stood full of fruit, which set one's teeth on edge.
"Aye, as vinegar matches one's teeth. If a man says a word, his wife 'll match it with a contradiction; if he's a mind for hot meat, his wife 'll match it with cold bacon; if he laughs, she'll match him with whimpering.
to be peeped at like a wild lion through the iron bars--to gnash one's teeth and howl, through the long still night, to the merry ring of a heavy chain and to roll and twine among the straw, transported with such brave music.
Many readers are able, no doubt, merely to disregard them, but there are others, like Lowell, to whom the moral, 'when they come suddenly upon it, gives a shock of unpleasant surprise, as when in eating strawberries one's teeth encounter grit.'
The tone of the Assistant Commissioner's remarks had been sour enough to set one's teeth on edge.
Poor oral hygiene can be blamed for this, said Ritesh Pandey, general manager of GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK) Philippines' consumer health care, who added that it does not help that people believe a thorough cleaning of one's teeth means that one should brush harder.
The use of toothpicks is one of the causes of space in between one's teeth. While cleaning your teeth is certainly a good thing, the popularity of toothpicks is worrisome.
Confadent Oral Technology offers an oral care product in the form of chewing gum that is formulated to help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and gingivitis, whiten one's teeth, and maintain a fresh peppermint flavor for a substantial time period.
It is the replacement of one's teeth with that of a beautiful set of click dentures."
For the campaign, DenTek partnered with Brickfish to launch a montage of videos on GoFlossYourself.com that highlight situations in which loved ones or family members "find the courage" to tell each other to "go F themselves." The goal, DenTek said, is to start a conversation about flossing and position flossing as a solution to avoid embarrassment by making light of a common problem: having food stuck in one's teeth.
An independent state is not built by posing as an all-Balkan backwater tearing apart with one's teeth the pillar that should carry the structure, Kujundziski says.
Look after your little one's teeth with a brand new Phillips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush and toothpaste worth pounds 70 - for free.