here and there

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here and there

  1. In various places, as She's lived here and there, never for more than a year in one city. [c. 1300]

  2. In various directions, hither and thither, as in She turned her eyes here and there, looking for him in the audience. [Late 1200s] Also see here, there, and everywhere.

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