far and wide

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far and wide

For a great distance, over a large area. For example, They searched far and wide for the lost child, or The message went out far and wide. [c. a.d. 900]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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