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cradle-to-grave

[kreyd-l-tuh-greyv] /ˈkreɪd l təˈgreɪv/
adjective
1.
extending throughout one's life, from birth to death:
a cradle-to-grave system of health care.
Also, British, womb-to-tomb.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • They had only to carry out a certain number of tasks, and in return they had cradle-to-grave care.
  • They introduced the country's famous cradle-to-grave welfare system, funded by high taxes.
  • But the protection offered by a cradle-to-grave welfare system hides a dark underside.
  • To offer a school for cradle-to-grave training of cats and dogs.

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