spread far and wide

spread far and wide

To disseminate or be disseminated on a large scale, especially to a large number of people. Well, that rumor about me has sure spread far and wide—even the teachers know about it! The government wants to keep this scandal a secret, which means we need to make sure it spreads far and wide. Western commercial culture has spread far and wide, and you can now find fast food restaurants in every corner of the globe.
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With millions of United fans spread far and wide, the club already has supporters' groups in many unlikely places.
The stores are indeed spread far and wide. While there are six Wal-Marts in Shenzhen, the remaining five are spread out, with one way up in northern China at Dalian, another in the far south at Kunming, and others at Dongguan, Fuzhou, and Shantou.
Meanwhile, the silence on contraception has spread far and wide beyond the ranks of just dissenters.
Yet word of her goodness spread far and wide and quickly.