whole wide world


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the whole wide world

1. The entire vastness of planet Earth. There's nowhere in the whole wide world I'd rather be than right here beside you. Why would you want to stay in this little nothing of a town? The whole wide world is out there waiting for you to explore!
2. A great deal of places or locations. I thought for the longest time that I would need to search the whole wide world for my one true love. My plan is to travel the whole wide world, teaching English to earn a living as I go.
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whole wide world

Fig. everywhere; everywhere and everything. It's the best in the whole wide world. I've searched the whole wide world for just the right hat.
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