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down to the ground

Thoroughly, completely, as in This new job suits him down to the ground. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]

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Historical Examples

  • How are we to get the down-to-the-ground work of the land done without the aid of such?

    Criminal Types

    V. M. Masten