One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phraseNorth American, Australian
All over the place.‘she's running hell, west, and crooked’
- ‘Usually very reserved, her husband was crashing around the living-room, sending magazines and knitting hell, west and crooked.’
- ‘At the end of the day, the "miracle economy" and the "productivity gains" which are touted hell, west and crooked, are overstated.’
- ‘They soon spread over the country, running hell, west and crooked, shaking off their packs and mixing things up generally.’
- ‘They were right in the thick of it, with shells landing hell, west and crooked, all round them.’
- ‘Hell, West and crooked is how a local woman describes the desert that surrounds The Hill.’
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