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soup-to-nuts

[soop-tuh-nuhts] /ˈsup təˈnʌts/
adjective
1.
(of a meal) complete or impressive in number of courses.
2.
Informal. complete; all-inclusive.
Origin of soup-to-nuts
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism
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Contemporary definitions for soup to nuts
phrase

from beginning to end; all of the courses or parts

Usage Note

used with 'from'

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soup to nuts in Culture

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.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Slang definitions & phrases for soup to nuts

soup to nuts

noun phrase

Start to finish; all of the courses or parts (1950s+)

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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