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all over creation

Everywhere; over a great distance or area; all over the place. Primarily heard in US. I've been looking all over creation trying to find you! Janet: "You guys are two hours late! Where were you?" George: "Lenny here thought he'd take a shortcut, and we ended up driving all over creation!"
See also: all, creation, over

in creation?

Used as an intensifier after a question word (who, what, where, when, why, and how) to express extreme confusion, surprise, or aggravation. And just how in creation am I supposed to have three reports done by 9 AM tomorrow? Where in creation did you find that rusty old car? Who in creation is making all that noise?

on earth

An intensifier used to emphasize surprise, shock, anger, disgust, etc. How on earth am I supposed to read this entire book in one week? What on earth were you thinking, driving across the state in the middle of the night?
See also: earth, on

the ass end of creation

rude slang A location that is extremely remote or out of the way, hyperbolically and sarcastically identified as the farthest point away from anything. I don't know what they were thinking building the stadium in the ass end of creation. Who's going to drive this far to see a baseball game? My cousin offered me a place to stay while I was in Michigan, but she lives in the ass end of creation so it wasn't really worth considering.
See also: ass, creation, end, of

the hind end of creation

A location that is extremely remote or out of the way, hyperbolically and sarcastically identified as the farthest point away from anything. I don't know what they were thinking building the stadium in the hind end of creation. Who's going to drive this far to see a baseball game? My cousin offered me a place to stay while I was in Michigan, but she lives in the hind end of creation so it wasn't really worth considering.
See also: creation, end, hind, of
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

all over creation

 and all over hell and half of Georgia; all over hell and gone; to hell and gone
Rur. everywhere. Little Billy had his toys spread out all over creation. It took forever to clean up after him. They're looking all over creation, trying to find the missing man. Tom has traveled all over hell and half of Georgia trying to find the man who done him wrong.
See also: all, creation, over

the hind end of creation

Rur. a very remote place. I wish I lived in the city. I'm tired of living here in the hind end of creation. Joe moved out to a little shack at the hind end of creation.
See also: creation, end, hind, of

on earth

 and in creation; in the world
Fig. really; indeed; in fact. (Used as an intensifier after who, what, when, where, how.) What on earth do you mean?' How in creation do you expect me to do that? Who in the world do you think you are?
See also: earth, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in creation

see under on earth.
See also: creation

on earth

1. Also, in creation; in the world. Ever, anywhere, of all possible things. These phrases are all used for emphasis in questions or, less often, in a negative context. For example, What on earth is he doing with a spade? or Where in creation did that child go? or How in the world do you expect me to carry all those bags? [Late 1700s]
2. like nothing on earth. Incomparable. For example, That perfume smells like nothing on earth, or Her new hair color is like nothing on earth. [c. 1900]
See also: earth, on
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on earth

Among all the possibilities: Why on earth did you put on that outfit?
See also: earth, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

all over creation

Everywhere. This homespun cliché uses creation in the sense of everything in the world that, by implication, God created.
See also: all, creation, over
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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By eating and transgressing, Eve disrupts the creational hierarchy.
From a simple duet played with a close friend arose that feeling of concert, of creational well-being that musicians know that lifts up bodies and minds.
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In 1980 the Irish poet Eavan Boland published In Her Own Image a volume of poetry which stands as a landmark in her career as a writer for its subversive potential to revise creational myths that have contributed to the traditional construction of female subjectivity.
Or all sentient beings, with none having greater value in the creational mysteries of life?
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Here's an important statistic to ponder: Forty-five percent of Americans hold a creational view of the world, discounting Darwin's theory of evolution.
For Cronenberg, A History of Violence grapples with this question of "creational identity." Could someone like Joey turn himself into someone like Tom.
The big turning point will occur when physics grows to include a philosophy of 'Creational Consciousness'.
Foy, C.I., October 2003) is not an "error to be eradicated" as a consequence of incompetence or misinformation by the 80 bishops in plenary session in 1968; rather it is a libel of schism contradicting the creational order, honoured since creation up to the invention of mechanical, chemical, and surgical contraceptive means.
It's one little way as a member of my watershed (one's watershed being one's most important creational address, by the way--more important than nation, state, or zip code) that I can express my care for creation.
141, 193 (2001) ("In international arbitration, the most important constraints on decision makers are ex ante creational checks rather than ex post external or internal checks.
Supernatural characters can come in many forms; common is the creational being.
The development cycle for compositional approaches is different than those used for creational software development projects.