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  • n. A scolding; a severe reprimand or reproof.


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From through- +‎ going. Compare thoroughgo, Scots throuchganging, Old English þurhgān, þurhgangan ("to go through, penetrate"). More at through, go.


  • Unity has subjected Iain Dale's peculiar loss of marbles and rampant Gordonophobia to the throughgoing frisking and frottage it deserves.

    Archive 2007-07-15

  • They give them a throughgoing roasting that's what.

    Archive 2007-01-07

  • He understood that the RDP was the programme which could lay the basis for a throughgoing transformation of our society.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The machine table also features throughgoing tap holes for attaching additional aids.

    2. Construction of a Shaping Machine

  • The throughgoing bores and locator grooves of the machine table become soiled extremely quickly.

    5. Servicing and Looking After the Machine

  • This is ensured by the throughgoing bores with internal thread in the table surface.

    6. Labour Safety Measures

  • It's the form where composers put their loftiest ideas and worked them out in the most throughgoing way, using all the fabulous resources of colour that an orchestra can give. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I suspect that opponents of stare decisis envision an alternative a little less throughgoing than the one suggested in your hypo — namely, precedent’s precedent and is applied under usual circumstances, doctrine isn’t reinvented in every case from scratch, but, if a majority of the Court thinks a precedent’s wrong, they can rule so even if the decision they’re overturning wasn’t an absolutely grotesque misreading of the Constitution or relevant statute.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Supreme Court Without Stare Decisis:


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  • A noun you don't meet every day.

    Example sentences use this term adjectivally.

    November 14, 2012