Definition of the length and breadth of in English:

the length and breadth of

phrase

  • The whole extent of.

    ‘women from the length and breadth of Russia’
    • ‘Their graves are scattered throughout the length and breadth of Europe.’
    • ‘Omar stated that the human rights abuses are going across the length and breadth of the state and even the womenfolk are not being spared.’
    • ‘Mr. Haneef says that he has travelled the length and breadth of Kerala over the last two decades collecting these records.’
    • ‘They are scattered over the length and breadth of the county.’
    • ‘Yet, in a very short time, we had to operate across the length and breadth of that remote nation, using every branch of the armed forces.’
    • ‘Johnny of course is known throughout the length and breadth of Ireland and has numerous tapes, CDs and videos to his credit.’
    • ‘In later years public demand saw him travelling the length and breadth of the country to deliver his budget speeches to rapt audiences.’
    • ‘These actions are being undertaken in thousands of locations across the length and breadth of the U.S.’
    • ‘Volunteers like this assist with charities and other community events throughout the length and breadth of our country.’
    • ‘Instead he has a brand new show, much of it drawn from an unlikely source, his weeks spent walking the length and breadth of the country.’