hell west and crooked
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- (US, Australia) All over the place; every which way.
- 1992, Tom Cole, Riding the Wildman Plains, 2003, The Tom Cole Omnibus, Pan Macmillan Australia, page 109,
- 24 October 1934 — Wednesday
- Mustering the plant horses all day. Now we have stopped shooting they are scattering about Hell West and Crooked.
- 2005, Private Albert Franklin Edwards (Canadian Infantry), Two Years in the Ypres Salient, Henry L. Fox (editor), What the Boys Did Over There: Allied Overseas Stories, page 53,
- When it was exploded it blew up the entire town and also blew 61000 Huns “Hell, west and crooked.”
2007, Rowhan Marshall, A Walk on the Wild Side, page 45:
- Unfortunately Les arrived by 4WD to check up on our progress, only to find most of us sound asleep in the shade. He gave us a good revving and sent us hell, west and crooked to forage for bush tucker.
- 2011, R.M. Winn, Bury Me Vertical, unnumbered page,
- They then scattered half a dozen scraggy chooks hell, west and crooked.