cradle-to-grave

[kreyd-l-tuh-greyv]
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adjective

extending throughout one's life, from birth to death: a cradle-to-grave system of health care.

Also British, womb-to-tomb.

Origin of cradle-to-grave

First recorded in 1940–45
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Contemporary Examples of cradle-to-grave

  • You have focused on individual events and ideas in your books about Lincoln rather than the cradle-to-grave biographical approach.

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    What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News

    Scott Porch

    November 6, 2014