Definition of well and truly in English:

well and truly

phrase

  • Completely.

    ‘Leith was well and truly rattled’
    • ‘Spring is sprung and the tourist season is well and truly under way in the North York Moors National Park.’
    • ‘The days of authors being separated from the marketing machine are well and truly over.’
    • ‘The big-spending days which followed promotion are well and truly in the past.’
    • ‘The clash of the news titans is well and truly on, and the stakes are high for everyone involved.’
    • ‘As any gambler will tell you, when your luck is out, it's well and truly out.’
    • ‘Even now, when the worst is well and truly behind us, it still makes me go cold just to write those words.’
    • ‘The game was now well and truly over as a contest although Harps never gave up the chase.’
    • ‘There's definitely a copy at work, but the one here was well and truly out of date.’
    • ‘Sadly, those in a position to help here have, as we all know, dropped the ball well and truly.’
    • ‘We're well and truly all mixed up now and it's a case of trying to get to know everyone again.’