all over hell's half acre

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all over hell's half acre

Spread out across a great distance or area; all over the place. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I missed my turn when I was driving out to meet you, and I was all over hell's half acre before I was able to find the right road again! We'll never find all the papers we dropped, the wind has scattered them all over hell's half acre by now.
See also: acre, all, half
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