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    far and wide

    He was known far and wide for his intelligence.
    Is 'far and wide' used in spoken English? Can I use it or it's too much literary?
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    Re: far and wide

    Not a teacher only a native.

    I've certainly used that phrase, I wouldn't say often, just now and then.

    I think I mostly use it when I've lost something, then I say, 'I've searched far and wide for it.'

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