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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, over

hell's half acre

a great distance. North American
See also: acre, half
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One of the city's best examples of downtown revitalization is the Fort Worth Convention Center that sits on the site of what was once "Hell's Half Acre," a seedy district where cowhands had their last fling before heading out on the Chisholm Trail.
On Hole 17, nicknamed "Hell's Half Acre," the bunkers pose more of a challenge than the length.
One of the city's most shining examples of downtown revitalization is the Fort Worth Convention Center, which sits on the site of what was once Hell's Half Acre, a brothel- and saloon-packed district where cowhands had their last fling before heading out on the Chisholm Trail.
The directional bunkering system seems to fall by the wayside on 17--a par-3 named Hell's Half Acre by Merchent's wife, Tenna--where the green is surrounded by bunkers.