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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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In that way, trees set up its own, curiously interstitial, mode - one somewhere between the wall-to-wall frame of the installation and the isolation of an individual sculpture.
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The Toy Factory Loft is a condominium with 56 affordable luxury loft units, varying in size from 600+ s/f to 1,100+ s/f, with 11 1/2 foot-high ceilings and new eight-foot-high, wall-to-wall windows, announces Ron Hershco, a principal of Winchester Realty, LLC, the developer of the project.
Features nclude 24-hour concierge service, heated swimming pool and hot tub, fully-equipped fitness center, euro-style kitchens, marble master baths, full-size in residence washers and dryers, wall-to-wall windows, shuttle service to the Manhattan ferry and a 1,008 parking space garage.
Each apartment will include wall-to-wall carpeting, dishwater, and an emergency call system.