hunt high and low (for someone or something)

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hunt high and low (for someone or something)

To look absolutely everywhere for someone or something. We've been hunting high and low for an apartment we can afford, but the housing market in this town is atrocious. I hunted high and low, but I couldn't find my passport anywhere.
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hunt high and low (for someone or something)

 and look high and low (for someone or something); search high and low (for someone or something)
Fig. to look carefully in every possible place for someone or something. We looked high and low for the right teacher. The Smiths are searching high and low for the home of their dreams.
See also: and, high, hunt, low
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The Norwegian band, fronted by Morten Harket, had their biggest success with debut album Hunting High And Low, which hit No2 in the UK and No15 in the US in 1985.
A spokesman said: "Both Hunting High And Low and Scoundrel Days will mark this momentous anniversary when Rhino releases them on July 9.
The spokesman added: "This expanded deluxe edition uncovers several rare and unreleased treasures, including original 7" version of Take On Me, an early demo of Lesson One, demos for The Sun Always Shines On TV, Train Of Thought and the title track Hunting High And Low.