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If you say that a group of men are, do, or think something to a man, you are emphasizing that every one of them is, does, or thinks that thing. [emphasis] ⇒ To a man, the surveyors blamed the government. ⇒ They died, to a man, when they tried to break out. ⇒ Economists, almost to a man, were sceptical.