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.
See also: shot, through
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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