all over town

all over the place

1. (noun) Everywhere; over a great distance or area. Now that we've graduated, my college friends are all over that place, and I hardly ever see them. Please clean your room, your clothes are all over the place!
2. (adjective) Very scattered or disorganized; ill-conceived. Boy, that presentation was all over the place. It's like they wrote it five minutes before taking the stage!
See also: all, place

all over town

1. In, across, or to many places in a city or town. We've been driving all over town, and I've yet to see an open parking space! There are great places to eat all over town.
2. Proverb Known or shared by many people in a city or town. News of her crime was all over town by the end of the day.
See also: all, town

all over town

 
1. Lit. in many places in town. Our dog got loose and ran all over town. Jane looked all over town for a dress to wear to the party.
2. Fig. known to many; widely known. Now keep this a secret. I don't want it all over town. In a short time the secret was known all over town.
See also: all, town
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In Mark Costner's There Is Absence, There is Lack, a lone modern-day cowboy walks all over town holding a window frame in search of its perfect fit in an imperfect world.
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