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British pronunciation/θɹuː and θɹˈuː/
American pronunciation/θɹuː ænd θɹˈuː/
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in every single way

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through and through definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "through and through" and when to use it?

The idiom "through and through" originated from Middle English and has been in use since the 14th century. It combines the word "through" (meaning completely or thoroughly) with itself to emphasize completeness or thoroughness. Over time, it evolved into an idiomatic expression used to describe something or someone as entirely characterized by a particular quality, condition, or trait.

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He's a dedicated musician through and through, always composing or playing his instruments.
The detective was determined to solve the case through and through, leaving no stone unturned.
She's a vegetarian through and through, never consuming any meat or animal products.
The soldier was loyal to his country through and through, even in the face of danger.
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