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the four corners of the world

All parts of the world; the farthest reaches. I have traveled to the four corners of the world to retrieve the medallion, and I'm not going to stop now.
See also: corner, four, of, world
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the four corners of the world

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the four corners of the earth

You can use the four corners of the world or the four corners of the earth to mean all the different parts of the world, especially the parts that are the furthest away from you. A foreign correspondent makes his friends in all four corners of the world. Italy has sent 5,000 soldiers to the four corners of the earth to play their part in peace-keeping operations. Note: Other nouns referring to areas of land can be used instead of world or earth. Young people came from the four corners of the nation in search of new ideas.
See also: corner, four, of, world
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

the four (or far) corners of the world (or earth)

remote regions of the earth, far away from each other.
1999 Katie Hickman Daughters of Britannia In amongst the fishing boats and the caiques… sailed innumerable vessels from all four corners of the earth.
See also: corner, four, of, world
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