to the nth degree
To the utmost, as in They'd decked out the house to the nth degree. This expression comes from mathematics, where to the nth means “to any required power” (n standing for any number). It was first recorded in 1852.
Are There Any English Words That Have No Vowels?It's a question that just about every English learner has asked: "Are there any English words that have no vowels?" The answer to this depends what you mean by "vowel" and "word."
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