root-and-branch


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root-and-branch

adj
1. on a large scale or without discrimination; wholesale: root-and-branch reforms.
adv
2. entirely; completely; utterly: Brazil needs reform root and branch.
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Mr McGrory said: "I think there needs to be a root-and-branch examination of the criminal justice system."