be scattered to the four winds

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be scattered to the four winds

To be dispersed across a wide area. Our family has been scattered to the four winds now that all of our kids are in college in different states.
See also: four, scattered, wind

be scattered to the four winds

  (literary)
if a group of things or people are scattered to the four winds, they are sent to different places which are far away from each other Homes were destroyed and families were scattered to the four winds.
See also: four, scattered, wind