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    Maybo is offline Senior Member
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    won fans the world over

    She has won fans the world over since shooting to stardom in June, when a clip of her audition, in which she sang her namesake Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, went viral.

    I don't understand the sentence structure. "won fans the world over" means won fans from all over the world?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: won fans the world over

    Yes, it does.

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    Maybo is offline Senior Member
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    Re: won fans the world over

    Is it an idiom?
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    Re: won fans the world over

    It's a set phrase — specific to the world.

    We don't say 'the country over' or 'Europe over'.

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