Definition of high and low in English:

high and low

phrase

  • In many different places.

    ‘I searched high and low for a new teacher’
    • ‘I searched high and low, but I couldn't find you and no one seemed to know where you were.’
    • ‘We searched high and low but there was no trace of the poor fellow and we had no choice but to continue.’
    • ‘Before searching high and low for a buyer, you might consider donating the items to charity.’
    • ‘He and Grover had searched high and low for the letter yesterday, but it had been nowhere to be found.’
    • ‘He is part of the family and we have been searching high and low for him.’
    • ‘I too have searched high and low for an English translation of the Thai Highway Code, to no avail.’
    • ‘At the end of the day this crime is unprecedented, we are searching high and low to find who is responsible.’
    • ‘Just about this very time four years ago rescue workers had been searching high and low for him.’
    • ‘I have searched high and low for it and have even been round to local shops, but no one has seen it.’
    • ‘Their distraught owners, who have searched high and low for their missing pets, fear it is more than a coincidence.’
    everywhere, all over, all around, in all places, in every place, far and wide, far and near, here, there, and everywhere, extensively, exhaustively, thoroughly, widely, broadly, in every nook and cranny
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