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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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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