Meaning of “from top to bottom” in the English Dictionary

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"from top to bottom" in British English

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from top to bottom

C2 If you search, paint, etc. a building from top to bottom, you search, paint, etc. all parts of it:

They cleaned the house from top to bottom.

(Definition of “from top to bottom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"from top to bottom" in American English

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from top to bottom

completely:

They cleaned the house from top to bottom.

(Definition of “from top to bottom” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)