Definition of from cover to cover in US English:

from cover to cover

phrase

  • From beginning to end of a book or magazine.

    • ‘Read whole books from cover to cover without interruptions’
    • ‘I did not read the book from cover to cover, but I spent time flipping through its pages.’
    • ‘It is certainly not a book to read from cover to cover.’
    • ‘I can't remember the last time I read a book from cover to cover.’
    • ‘I bought that magazine, read it from cover to cover, then subscribed.’
    • ‘I enjoy your articles, and I usually read the magazine from cover to cover.’
    • ‘One person at least does seem to have read this book from cover to cover.’
    • ‘One need not read the books from cover to cover to benefit from their findings.’
    • ‘I read this book from cover to cover within a day.’
    • ‘He took the rule book, read it from cover to cover, and then forgot all about it.’