[ kreyd-l-tuh-greyv ]
/ ˈkreɪd l təˈgreɪv /
extending throughout one's life, from birth to death: a cradle-to-grave system of healthcare.
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What does “blatherskite” mean?
Also British, womb-to-tomb.
Origin of cradle-to-grave
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby cradle-to-grave
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Example sentences from the Web for cradle-to-grave
You have focused on individual events and ideas in your books about Lincoln rather than the cradle-to-grave biographical approach.