soup to nuts

soup-to-nuts

[soop-tuh-nuhts]
adjective
1.
(of a meal) complete or impressive in number of courses.
2.
Informal. complete; all-inclusive.

Origin:
1935–40, Americanism

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Main Entry:  soup to nuts
Part of Speech:  phr
Definition:  from beginning to end; all of the courses or parts
Usage:  used with 'from'
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soup to nuts definition


To include or cover everything, as in a full, multicourse meal: “The lecture on weather forecasting covered everything from soup to nuts.”

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