Definition of from top to bottom in English:

from top to bottom

phrase

  • Completely; thoroughly.

    ‘we searched the place from top to bottom’
    • ‘He now says he wants to review the Department from top to bottom and propose a complete overhaul.’
    • ‘The police cordoned off the area, declared a curfew, and searched the place from top to bottom.’
    • ‘When visitors were expected, she aired the beds and cleaned the house from top to bottom, and she wrote lists.’
    • ‘According to some of the conspiracy theorists, the whole sport will soon be exposed as corrupt from top to bottom.’
    • ‘Cronyism is rampant from top to bottom in British public life.’
    • ‘One worker said that staff have been cleaning the department from top to bottom.’
    • ‘She cooks the family meal, cleans the house from top to bottom and completes her homework the day she receives it.’
    • ‘It needs an overhaul from top to bottom and it won't be a quick fix.’
    • ‘The report says that the fire service needs to be changed from top to bottom and every aspect of its work needs to be reformed.’
    • ‘If I do end up getting it, before I move in I'm hiring people to go in and scrub the place top to bottom.’
    • ‘The Government boldly decided to reform the system from top to bottom.’
    thoroughly, fully, to the fullest extent, extensively, completely, comprehensively, rigorously, exhaustively, scrupulously, meticulously, conscientiously, minutely, in close detail
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