Consider these expressions:

The whole firm is a sham to the core.

Their football team is gutsy and resolute to the core.

What expressions similar to "to the core" can I use here?

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He was resolute to the bone

They were corrupt through and through

She was utterly distressed

They were dishonest to the last man

Every bone in his body was honest / He didn't have a dishonest bone in his body

She lived and breathed dedication


Also consider body and soul, full-out, full-bore, essentially, quintessentially, and intrinsically.

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