The 'extent' group
These nouns are used to indicate the extent or degree of an action or state. Many of them are used with only one or two verbs or adjectives, or with a restricted range.
to bits to capacity to death to excess to overflowing to pieces to tears to the bone to the core to the full to the hilt to the limit to the marrow to the max to the maximum to the utmost to a fault to a T to its foundations to my heart's content to a ... degree to a ... extent
I'm thrilled to bits.
Leonard was shaken to the core; he'd never seen or read anything like it.
The governors accused me of drinking to excess but I am not an alcoholic.
To some extent this strategy has worked.
He was generous to a fault, always bearing presents to whatever home he was visiting.
Our funds are already stretched to the limit, yet we cannot ignore the real need we see on the streets every night.