house-to-house house-to-house

Definition(s):

  • (adj) omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next

Usage(s):

  1. The men in Kilo Company were veterans of ferocious house-to-house fighting in Fallujah.
  2. The house-to-house battle for the town late last month lasted three days.
  3. The Chinese authorities have effectively sealed off Lhasa, but reports from the capital speak of widespread arrests and house-to-house searches by security officials.

News

  1. Vigilantes armed with machetes fight Nigerian Islamists

    Armed with machetes and clubs, vigilantes in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri are setting up roadblocks and conducting house-to-house searches to aid the army's fight against Islamist militants.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  2. Vigilantes Armed With Machetes Fight Nigerian Islamist Militants

    Armed with machetes and clubs, vigilantes in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri are setting up roadblocks and conducting house-to-house searches to aid the army’s fight against Islamist militants.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "You're going to see house-to-house combat for these votes," said Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, a Democrat.
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Carol Shea-Porter Source: Washington Post

  2. In late 2002 McCain said that "We're not going get into house-to-house fighting in Baghdad."
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: John McCain Source: DemocracyArsenal.org (blog)

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