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Run the gamut

run the gamut [(gam-uht)]

To cover a whole range: “The students’ reactions to the novel ran the gamut from delight to loathing.”
run the gamut
Extend over an entire range, as in His music runs the gamut from rock to classical. This expression alludes to the medieval musical scale of Guido d’Arezzo, gamut being a contraction of gamma and ut, the lowest and highest notes respectively. [ Mid-1800s ]


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