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wall-to-wall

[adj., adv. wawl-tuh-wawl; n. wawl-tuh-wawl] /adj., adv. ˈwɔl təˈwɔl; n. ˈwɔl təˌwɔl/
adjective
1.
covering the entire floor from one wall to another:
wall-to-wall carpeting.
2.
Informal. occupying a space or period of time completely:
The dance floor was crowded with wall-to-wall dancers. With no commercial interruptions, the telecast of the game was wall-to-wall action.
3.
Informal. being available everywhere; full of or saturated with something specified:
Las Vegas offers wall-to-wall gambling. Her life has been wall-to-wall misery.
adverb
4.
from one side to the other; to overflowing:
The store was jammed wall-to-wall with late shoppers.
noun
5.
a wall-to-wall carpet.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for wall to wall

wall-to-wall

adjective
1.
(of carpeting) completely covering a floor
2.
(informal) as far as the eye can see; widespread wall-to-wall sales in the high street shops
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Slang definitions & phrases for wall to wall

wall-to-wall

adjective

Total; all-encompassing: a wall-towall nightmare in which society dissolves/ wall-to-wall hookers, niggers, and junkies/ It was wall-to-wall people

[1967+; fr the phrase wall-to-wall carpeting, found by 1953]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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