Is there a term for "from X to Y" that includes everything? Like every animal, "from snail to elephant." Or "through thick and thin."
Added later: Sorry, I think I was misunderstood - I meant to ask for a technical term to describe that concept, rather than a parallel term for the concept. So, for example, a merism is a way or referring to a whole by its parts, but is there a term that means "a way to refer to the whole by saying 'from X to Y'?"