How to use root-and-branch in a sentence
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Last summer, I spoke with first black supermodel Beverly Johnson about this for The Root.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
He is what the bill wishes to make for us, a regular root doctor, and will suit the place exactly.
I had those words in my thoughts four years ago, when I cut him down from the branch of the Patriarch.
But at the root of the unnatural miracles is the natural miracle—the heart of man.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Other Idioms and Phrases with root-and-branch
Utterly, completely, as in The company has been transformed root and branch by the new management. Alluding to both the underground and aboveground parts of a tree, this idiom was first recorded in 1640.