One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
All over the place.‘he led me up hill and down dale till my feet were dropping off’
- ‘You can walk up hill and down dale all in the space of a few hundred metres.’
- ‘After struggling 27 kilometres up hill and down dale today, the relief is so palpable that I can almost hear all my limbs sigh in unison.’
- ‘So they had to move the traffic this way and that, up hill and down dale, in order to carry on with their work and keep it ‘flowing’.’
- ‘I've been contacting agencies and employers directly, etc and in the last month I've been up hill and down dale visiting these agencies and having interviews.’
- ‘The Hull University humanities students had enrolled in a Yorkshire Studies course and were beginning to take a scholarly journey up hill and down dale.’
- ‘‘Back then we did what we can't do now, walking up hill and down dale,’ said 76-year-old Ron.’
- ‘He said he was not looking for sympathy for Hart who, with his family, had been ‘harassed literally up hill and down dale by some of the media’.’
- ‘The contents could not be pumped up hill and down dale if the pipe were only half-full.’
- ‘Watching the truculent teens toil up hill and down dale with huge loads strapped to their backs may get repetitive, but then suffering is a key part of reality's sadomasochistic charm.’
- ‘But he took great pleasure in making me tramp all over the farm, up hill and down dale, and I was wearing a collar and tie.’
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