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wall-to-wall

Describing something that fills an entire area. Since we're about to move, our living room is just wall-to-wall boxes right now.

wall-to-wall (with) something

Fig. covered with something in all places. (From wall-to-wall carpeting.) The hallway is wall-to-wall with Jimmy's toys. The beach was wall-to-wall tourists.

wall-to-wall

1 (of a carpet or other floor covering) fitted to cover an entire floor. 2 of great extent or number; allowing no unfilled space or interval. informal
2 1982 Sara Paretsky Indemnity Only Why would he agree to see me? He'd never heard of me, he has wall-to-wall appointments.

wall-to-wall

mod. expansive and comprehensive. (From wall-to-wall carpeting.) Old Tom is wall-to-wall hostility these days. What’s wrong?

wall-to-wall

Completely covering available space. This expression, from about 1930, originally referred to carpeting that covered the entire floor of a room, and it still does. However, from about 1960 it was being used figuratively, and usually hyperbolically—for example, “A respite from wall-to-wall Mozart on radios” (The Listener, April 19, 1973).
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For those wedded to wall-to-wall, carpet labeling, combined with either mechanical installation or zero-VOC adhesives, adds up to far lower emission levels today than was the case 10 years ago.
The apartments will feature spacious walk-in closets, luxurious bathrooms, washers and dryers, wall-to-wall carpeting, and fully applianced designer kitchens.
A sort of memorial to these boys' earthly existence, the exhibition contains photos of a harmonious family and of a young, attractive, yet seemingly diabolical man, as well as sculptures in the form of angels, fashioned from wall-to-wall carpeting, supposedly the work of the young recruits.
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The 12-page newsletter is packed wall-to-wall (in small type) with information, charts, tips, lists and contacts.
This is wall-to-wall tap, sometimes performed alone to demonstrate virtuosity, but more often executed in precise, intricate chorus line synchronization or in dazzling contrapuntal rhythms.
Found throughout the homes are eat-in kitchens with refrigerators and dishwashers, spacious living rooms, wall-to-wall carpeting, central air conditioning, and individual storage space.
The judges in the 1999 Newsletter Promotion Awards Competition thought leading off by promoting one stock rather than the newsletter itself was a risky undertaking, but the heavy copy (note the wall-to-wall envelope teaser copy) proved compelling and informative enough to draw in record numbers of subscribers.
His polished hyperrealism is visually more complex than the aggressive "new realism" - all smeared mascara and soiled wall-to-wall carpeting - that has come to define his generation.
The units include a master suite with double closets, vanities and sinks; an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room; wall-to-wall carpeting throughout; and two-zone heating and two-zone central air conditioning as standard features.
Made of all stainless steel, the Medco wheelchair washer has a 5-year wall-to-wall warranty.
For example, in the dark interior of a cabin built into the corner of the room, one found a sky full of fluorescent Christ figures made of cheap plastic: not Afro-art, but wall-to-wall Euro-kitsch.