One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A stitch taken right through the material being sewn; (also occasionally) stitching of this kind. Formerly also figurative with reference to thoroughness of action: compare sense B.
Chiefly in form thorough-stitch. Thoroughgoing, out-and-out. Later also: thorough, exhaustive. Now archaic and rare.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Andrew Kingsmill (d. 1569), civil lawyer and religious activist. In some forms from through- + stitch.
through stitch/ˈθruː stɪtʃ/
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