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.

Nearby words

  1. cradle cap,
  2. cradle roof,
  3. cradle scythe,
  4. cradle snatcher,
  5. cradle vault,
  6. cradleboard,
  7. cradlesong,
  8. cradling,
  9. craft,
  10. craft apprenticeship

Also British, womb-to-tomb.

Origin of cradle-to-grave

First recorded in 1940–45

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