to the core

to the core

Fully or completely. That company is just rotten to the core—I wouldn't be surprised if all the employees were embezzling money!
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to the core

all the way through; basically and essentially. (Usually with some negative sense, such as evil, rotten, etc.) Bill said that John is evil to the core. This organization is rotten to the core.
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to the core

COMMON You use to the core after an adjective to make a statement stronger, especially a statement describing how someone feels or describing the character of someone or something. Father Godfrey Carney said the community was shocked to the core. The insurance industry is rotten to the core. Loxton, the artist, was English to the core yet she was inspired by France.
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to the ˈcore

very much; in every way: He’s a Welshman to the core.They believe that our society is rotten to the core (= completely bad).
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References in classic literature ?
But these experiences of the morning have shaken me to the core, and I must rest awhile.
His lust and greed were afire, while his vanity had been wounded to the core.
Olivain advanced, retired, then made his horse rear -- turned it and then, struck to the core by shame, leaped, as Raoul had done, only repeating:
Like a queen she stood, in the very travelling cloak in which I had seen her last; it was tattered now, but she held it close about her as though a shrewd wind bit her to the core.
Brooke, who was just then informing him that the Reformation either meant something or it did not, that he himself was a Protestant to the core, but that Catholicism was a fact; and as to refusing an acre of your ground for a Romanist chapel, all men needed the bridle of religion, which, properly speaking, was the dread of a Hereafter.
Anne, I was grieved to the core of my heart when you lost your baby; and if I could have saved her for you by cutting off one of my hands I would have done it.
For the present, though, we must be Christian to the core.
He went on doggedly; but as he left the town behind him, and plunged into the solitude and darkness of the road, he felt a dread and awe creeping upon him which shook him to the core.
I liked that old fellow, Russian to the core, de la vraie souche.
He drove so directly to the core of the matter, divesting a question always of all superfluous details, and with such an air of finality, that I seemed to find myself struggling in deep water, with no footing under me.
Typically, a substantial portion of this acquisition premium can be attributed to the core deposit intangible asset.
iAmplify's proprietary technology platform will enable the delivery of the digital programs to the Core Community members, who will also have access to iAmplify's exclusive library of content from media companies such as HarperCollins Publishers.
These simulations revealed that for the materials considered in the real castings, the buoyancy force is the major contributor to the core distortion.
When winding film all the way to the core edge, a short core will make the film protrude over that edge - often cause for a roll to be scrapped.