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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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through and through

Thoroughly, wholly, repeatedly. This expression, which at first meant literally penetrated, dates from about 1500. Hugh Walpole used it in The Fortress (1932): “The mist immediately surrounding him was . . . so wetting that he was already soaked through and through.”
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