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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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Examples for wall-to-wall
  • After half a century of almost wall-to-wall rule by his rival's party, that should be an intoxicating message.
  • Modern visions of homes of the future imagine wall-to-wall computers and exotic communications devices.
  • The images end at a room filled wall-to-wall by a giant white cube.
  • In places, the park was filled wall-to-wall with guests.
  • One statistic is a snapshot of the economy, not a complete wall-to-wall portrait.
  • The trend is partly fed by the blogosphere, where a new mobile vendor can get wall-to-wall coverage of its clever new idea.
  • Today, with wall-to-wall programs reporting from the exchange, it is difficult to understand how pioneering that was.
  • The new gloss of consumer-culture lifestyle luxe isn't wall-to-wall, however.
  • She has been the subject of magazine covers and wall-to-wall coverage on network and cable news.
  • The film consists of wall-to-wall vignettes, some lasting a mere few minutes.
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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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