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through and through

Thoroughly or completely; in every way, manner, or aspect. I know Elizabeth through and through, and I really doubt that she's mad at you. She's a student through and through, which is why she decided to pursue a doctorate.
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through and through

thoroughly; completely. I've studied this report through and through trying to find the facts you've mentioned. I was angry through and through, and I had to sit and recover before I could talk to anyone.
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through and through

In every part or aspect, throughout. For example, I was wet through and through, or He was a success through and through. This idiom originally was used to indicate literally penetration, as by a sword. The figurative usage was first recorded in 1410.
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ˌthrough and ˈthrough

completely; in every way: He’s a gentleman through and through.This letter is my bank manager through and through.
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