all over town

all over town

 
1. Lit. in many places in town. Our dog got loose and ran all over town. Jane looked all over town for a dress to wear to the party.
2. Fig. known to many; widely known. Now keep this a secret. I don't want it all over town. In a short time the secret was known all over town.
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all over town

in or to many parts of a city or town People all over town thought I was crazy to buy that old hotel. Now you won't have to drive all over town to find that dress.
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In Mark Costner's There Is Absence, There is Lack, a lone modern-day cowboy walks all over town holding a window frame in search of its perfect fit in an imperfect world.
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