Definition of through and through in English:

through and through

phrase

  • In every aspect; thoroughly or completely.

    ‘Harriet was a political animal through and through’
    • ‘He is a consumer through and through - but a discerning consumer, who hates settling for second best.’
    • ‘In every spectator's book, that still makes them champions, through and through.’
    • ‘Considered one of the last performers to come out of the string band tradition, Armstrong is a bluesman through and through.’
    • ‘The first, which he repeated almost obsessively in all manner of formulations, is that society is a moral reality through and through.’
    • ‘When it comes to business I am an equal opportunity employer through and through.’
    • ‘Then the demise of Social Security becomes a Republican deed through and through.’
    • ‘However, I don't think anyone can defend the script or acting - it is terrible through and through.’
    • ‘He may wear baseball boots, climbing trousers and T-shirts to work, but he is a businessman through and through.’
    • ‘I am a republican through and through - and given half the chance I would abolish our monarchy tomorrow.’
    • ‘I think he is a gentleman through and through but, as we all know, that is not a prerequisite for good managership.’
    in every respect, to the core
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