Idiom:  From A to Z


from A to Z: 

  • completely, to include everything and every detail
  • the entire range of something
  • including every step from start to finish
  • of a complete and wide variety

Example sentences

  • Our travel agent planned our vacation from A to Z, including hotels, transportation, meals and sightseeing.
  • The user manual explains how to operate and care for this automobile from A to Z.
  • The hotel resort had everything from A to Z so we didn't need to leave the complex during the entire week-long holiday.
  • To open an office in Jakarta, we'll need to hire an expert who knows the regulations from A to Z and also has local contacts.
  • The Mall of America truly has every store from A to Z so everyone will be happy shopping there.
  • Before I go out in the evening my father reminds me of every possible scenario that can go wrong from A to Z. It's so annoying!
  • We'll need to make sure we have everything organized from A to Z before the board meeting next week.


  • from top to bottom
  • to the nth degree
  • inside out

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