scattered from here to breakfast

scattered from here to breakfast

Spread out all over the place. Alludes to the notion of it taking until breakfast the next morning to gather or organize everyone or everything. I used to work with veterans in my local community, but after all these budget cuts, the vets I have to look after are scattered from here to breakfast. We've got volunteers scattered from here to breakfast looking for that missing child.

scattered from here to breakfast

In disarray. It's been suggested that something that is total disorder would take the rest of the day and all through the night—that is, until breakfast—to correct. Also heard as “from Hell to breakfast.”