to the core

to the core

Fully or completely; in the most essential or inherent way. 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.
Generally, the aim is to achieve a uniform temperature on the core box surfaces relevant to the core. Usually, the degrees of freedom are the geometry, positions and dimensions of the heating devices.
Though it sounds obvious, many companies stumble by either mis-defining their core businesses or misjudging how an adjacency relates to the core. Anheuser-Busch's foray into snack foods, Mattel's purchase of the Learning Company and Bausch & Lomb's moves into hearing aids and dental products all demonstrate the heavy costs of such miscalculations.
The former produced sheets with significantly greater density, tensile, and tear indices, but a lower light scattering coefficient, when compared to the core pulp.
Actors proximate to the core, but with irregular or less intense involvement in core patterns of interaction, are classified as the periphery.
Typically, a substantial portion of this acquisition premium can be attributed to the core deposit intangible asset.
The parents who peruse their daughter's 1989 Introduction to the Core Curriculum will see it grandly touted as "an attempt to say what it means to be broadly educated today.
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.
After the initial casting trials, a hollow metal core was used to reduce the rapid heat loss to the core to see if this could lead to improved feeding at the ingate and reduce hot tear cracks.
In the following stage, continuous-strand mat and more surfacing veil are applied to the core to form the main surrounding structure of the profile.
These simulations revealed that for the materials considered in the real castings, the buoyancy force is the major contributor to the core distortion.
However, there was additional cost due to the core bench labor and operations and additional time in the molding operation to set the core.
While this wasn't possible at ICC due to the core package size for engine blocks, International-Waukesha accommodated the bedplate package by expanding the three coldbox core machines to use larger tooling and increase blow capacity.
* provide sufficient mass to the core sections to allow proper cooling during solidification;