here and there

here and there
here and there
at this place and that; from place to place. •

We find rare books in used-book stores here and there.

She didn't make a systematic search. She just looked here and there.

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{adv. phr.} 1. In one place and then in another. * /I looked here and there for my pen, but I didn't look everywhere./ * /Here and there in the yard little yellow flowers had sprung up./ 2. In various directions. * /We went here and there looking for berries./ Compare: HITHER AND THITHER.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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