backward(s) and forward(s)

idi backward(s) and forward(s), in every detail; thoroughly

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • backward(s) and forward(s) — ˌbackward(s) and ˈforward(s) idiom from one place or position to another and back again many times • She rocked backwards and forwards on her chair. Main entry: ↑backwardsidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • backward\ and\ forward — • backward(s) and forward(s) adv. phr. To the full extent; in all details; thoroughly; completely. He understood automobile engines backwards and forwards. He knew basketball rules backwards and forwards. I explained matters to him so that he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • backward and forward — adverb moving from one place to another and back again (Freq. 1) he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all… …   Useful english dictionary

  • backward and forward — or[backwards and forwards] {adv. phr.} To the full extent; in all details; thoroughly; completely. * /He understood automobile engines backwards and forwards./ * /He knew basketball rules backwards and forwards./ * /I explained matters to him so… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • backward and forward — or[backwards and forwards] {adv. phr.} To the full extent; in all details; thoroughly; completely. * /He understood automobile engines backwards and forwards./ * /He knew basketball rules backwards and forwards./ * /I explained matters to him so… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • backward and forward — perfectly; completely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • know backward and forward — know (something) backward and forward (or Brit know (something) backwards or know (something) inside out or US know (something) inside and out or know (something) like the back of your hand) : to know something completely He knew the process… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fall back and forward — Fall back is a feature of a modem protocol in data communication whereby two communicating modems which experience data corruption (due to line noise, for example) can renegotiate with each other to use a lower speed connection. Fall forward is a …   Wikipedia

  • backwards\ and\ forward — • backward(s) and forward(s) adv. phr. To the full extent; in all details; thoroughly; completely. He understood automobile engines backwards and forwards. He knew basketball rules backwards and forwards. I explained matters to him so that he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • know something backward and forward — see ↑know, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑backward know something backward and forward see ↑know, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑forward know (something) backward and forward …   Useful english dictionary

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