all the way
Also, the whole way. The entire distance, from start to finish, as in He ran all the way home, or The baby cried the whole way home. [Late 1700s]
Completely, as in I'm on your side all the way. [First half of 1900s[
See go all the way.
|all the way|
|1.||to the goal; "she climbed the mountain all the way"|
|2.||completely; "read the book clear to the end"; "slept clear through the night"; "there were open fields clear to the horizon" [syn: clear]|
|3.||not stopping short of sexual intercourse; "she went all the way with him"|