from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Present or in effect throughout a person's lifetime: cradle-to-grave health insurance.
- adj. Occurring or persisting from beginning to end: "the cradle-to-grave effects on the environment of making, using and disposing of a product” ( Cynthia Crossen).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Spanning an entire lifetime; from birth to death.
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It has the cradle-to-grave component, but only in terms of warming impact.
Purely fictional film stories which appropriate a president as supporting character can often convey them more accurately in sketch than can a laborious cradle-to-grave biopic with a political agenda.
While communist China once promised cradle-to-grave healthcare, those promises stagnated after economic reforms began 30 years ago.
Others consider the liberation of tens of millions from some of the most brutally repressive governments in history and planting the seeds of democracy in that region to be a matter of "social justice" with a far greater long-term payoff than providing a cradle-to-grave welfare safety net to those who could afford to purchase their own.
Some of us really do like the idea of Uncle Sam providing a cradle-to-grave medical safety net.
Balakrishnan The firm, which has a small team of nearly 15 bankers, follows a cradle-to-grave policy--where the investment bankers are involved from the client pitch to fee collection stage of a mandate.
In 1985 Borg moved to Monte Carlo to get away from the cradle-to-grave socialism of Sweden.
Britain is going through a painful re-examination of the dangers of cradle-to-grave "coverage."
Ideally, this would be an extension of a Medicare or Medicaid type of program to every American without any age or income requirement, providing cradle-to-grave coverage.
In speeches as president both at home and abroad, he appeared to reject American exceptionalism and intimated we have much to learn from Europe, especially its cradle-to-grave welfare state.
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