all over the shop

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all over the shop

  1. Alternative form of all over the place
    • 1823, Edmund Burke, “Chronicle, March 1822”, in The Annual Register, or a view of the history, politics, and literature, of the year 1822[1], volume 64, page 52:
      While witness was in the shop, a gentleman came running in, and retched all over the shop. He cried out to the boy, "What have you given me here?"