From (the) cradle to (the) grave
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British pronunciation/fɹɒm ðə kɹˈeɪdəl tʊ ðə ɡɹˈeɪv/
American pronunciation/fɹʌm ðə kɹˈeɪdəl tʊ ðə ɡɹˈeɪv/
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through the whole life span of a person

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from (the|) cradle to (the|) grave definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "from cradle to grave" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "from cradle to grave" can be traced back to the concept of the human life cycle. It is a metaphorical expression that represents the complete journey of an individual's life, from the moment they are born (symbolized by the cradle) to the point of their death (symbolized by the grave). It is often used in discussions about human existence, societal perspectives, or policy matters concerning the well-being and support provided throughout one's lifespan.

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She experienced a fulfilling life journey from the cradle to the grave.
We will continue to prioritize holistic development from the cradle to the grave.
He cherishes the love and support he has received from cradle to the grave.
They advocate for equal opportunities for all individuals from the cradle to grave.
They ensured that healthcare services were accessible from the cradle to grave.
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