Definition of up hill and down dale in English:

up hill and down dale

phrase

  • All over the place.

    ‘he led me up hill and down dale till my feet were dropping off’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘‘Back then we did what we can't do now, walking up hill and down dale,’ said 76-year-old Ron.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The contents could not be pumped up hill and down dale if the pipe were only half-full.’
    • ‘You can walk up hill and down dale all in the space of a few hundred metres.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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’.’