the length and breadth of

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

throughout the whole of (a place).
See also: and, breadth, length, of
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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.
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.
across the length and breadth of the country to sell life and non-life products.
Plain X-ray for foot and hand was done for a subsample to measure the length and breadth of the metatarsals and metacarpals, respectively.
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.
Maybe six months to a year of reading some authentic black fiction about the urban experience would open his eyes and spirit to what members of the African Diaspora have experienced in police states the length and breadth of the globe.
troops dealing with insurrections across the length and breadth of Iraq, troop strength and morale being rapidly depleted, and the Iraq mission running out of money, the public is being subtly--but unmistakably--prepared to look to the UN for help.
The ground floor of the central octagon is occupied by an auditorium, its roof forming the floor of the gallery from which you can see the length and breadth of the museum.
The support I have comes from the length and breadth of the Valley.
a merry old British squirrel could, if it wanted, travel the length and breadth of England without touching the ground.
Here, the court sought to evaluate the length and breadth of the peer review process.
The building of its telecommunications infrastructure has seen extensive fiber optic networks installed across the length and breadth of the country.
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