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root and branch

Definition of root and branch in English:

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.
complete, total, thorough, radical
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