Used to express the thorough or radical nature of a process or operation: root-and-branch reform of personal taxation
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- We need a council of the Church that includes both the laity and the bishops and the clergy to get at this problem root and branch.
- Pakistan, which is not a member of this grouping, has also been expressing its resolve to destroy the menace root and branch.
- The United States and other countries should be working to eradicate it, root and branch.