up hill and down dale

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up hill and down dale (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, US, idiomatic) Here and there; everywhere.

Usage notes[edit]

This term (within the US) will most likely be found in variant forms, such as: "up hill and dale", "over every hill and dale", and "up all hills, down all dales".

In addition, this term is more common within states of the New England area (Rhode Island, Massachusetts etc.)