the length and breadth of (something)

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the length and breadth of (something)

The entire space or area of something or some place; everywhere in a place or area. The coach made me run the length and breadth of the field for the rest of practice for cursing at him. We're spending three months traveling the length and breadth of the East Coast this summer. I searched the length and breadth of the house, but I couldn't find my keys anywhere.
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the length and breadth of something

COMMON If someone does something or something happens the length and breadth of a place, it is done or happens everywhere in that place. The group built their reputation by playing shows across the length and breadth of North America. She has travelled the length and breadth of Britain.
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the length and breadth of

throughout the whole of (a place).
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the length and ˈbreadth of something

everywhere in an area: I’ve travelled the length and breadth of Europe, but I’ve never seen such beautiful scenery as here.
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Given, then, the length and breadth of the cove, and the character of the surrounding shore, and you have almost elements enough to make out a formula for all cases.
Such a rule of the two diameters not only guides us toward the sun in the system and the heart in man, but draws lines through the length and breadth of the aggregate of a man's particular daily behaviors and waves of life into his coves and inlets, and where they intersect will be the height or depth of his character.
Summary: New Delhi [India] August 16(ANI/NewsVoir): In a major drive to skill up tyre mechanics dotting the length and breadth of India, mobile Skill Vans, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment's were flagged off from Trade Facilitation Center, Chandmari, Badalapur, Varanasi, to increase the reach for Eastern UP belt.
Is there anyone God-fearing to take a serious notice of adulterated/contaminated milk being supplied to the citizens through the length and breadth of the country as a result they die a premature death?
Now the usage of the word breadth is illustrated as follows: 1) We need to take an accurate measurement of the length and breadth of the cloth.
A glossy pictorial that traverses the length and breadth of the country and explores architectural wonders from both times long gone to more recent years.
Our beers are now sold the length and breadth of the country from Hove and all the way up to Newcastle."
The new venture to be called BSE-Ebix plans to deploy an insurance distribution exchange platform that will allow distribution outlets, stock brokers, wealth management advisors and financial institutions etc.across the length and breadth of the country to sell life and non-life products.
Length and Breadth of Sacrum in Male and Female Sacral Length in Sacral Breadth Sacral Index Sacral Length Male (MMS) in Male (MMS) in Male in Female (MMS) 107.44 104.63 97.88 91.65 SD[+ or -]6.95 SD[+ or -]6.41 SD[+ or -]6.16% SD[+ or -]7.03 Sacral Length in Sacral Breadth Sacral Index Male (MMS) v in Female 107.44 102.7 112.69 SD[+ or -]6.95 SD[+ or -]6.57% SD[+ or -]10.17% Table 2.
Plain X-ray for foot and hand was done for a subsample to measure the length and breadth of the metatarsals and metacarpals, respectively.
The maximum length and breadth of adult male and female were measured on fresh aphid followed by frozen and dried aphids.
"This referendum campaign is reenergising and renewing democratic debate the length and breadth of the nation."
Known for his travels across the length and breadth of the country, he penned the highly acclaimed Driving Holidays in India in 2005.
You wait til we're gone and forgotten It won't be as green as they planned, When the rubbish is stinking and rotten The length and breadth of the land.
"Everyone is aware ice hockey supporters the length and breadth of the country were looking forward to learning all the key dates and we apologise for the need to delay further the full release of the fixture scheduling," said EIHL director of hockey Andy French.