from the opening to the closing of a formal session or series of sessions: gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the Congressional hearing.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of gavel-to-gavel
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby gavel-to-gavel
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