up one side and down the other

up one side and down the other

To an extreme, severe, or thorough degree. The police grilled me up one side and down the other about my involvement in the incident. I've scoured this city up one side and down the other looking for an apartment I can afford.
See also: and, down, one, other, side, up
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up one side and down the other

Rur. thoroughly. She scolded him up one side and down the other. They shopped the whole downtown up one side and down the other.
See also: and, down, one, other, side, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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