all over hell's half acre

all over hell's half acre

Spread out across a great distance or area; all over the place. Primarily heard in US. 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. I've been looking all over hell's half acre trying to find you! Where have you been?
See also: acre, all, half, over
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hell's half acre

a great distance. North American
See also: acre, half
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I described the authors of these novels--the majority male--as all over hell's half acre. I thought that was the end of it.