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Describing something that fills an entire area. Since we're about to move, our living room is just wall-to-wall boxes right now.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
wall-to-wall1 (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.
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mod. expansive and comprehensive. (From wall-to-wall carpeting.) Old Tom is wall-to-wall hostility these days. What’s wrong?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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).
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer