shot through with
shot through with (something)
Containing, intermixed with, or streaked with a lot of something. The marble was shot through with a pearly, rose-pink mineral, giving the wall a brilliant lustrous color. My father's speech was shot through with sorrow and anger.
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shot through with something
Fig. containing something; interwoven, intermixed, or filled with something. The rose was a lovely pink shot through with streaks of white. John's comments are often shot through with sarcasm.
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