to hell and gone
Far away, forever, as in I don't know where it is—to hell and gone, or I can keep talking to hell and gone but it will do no good. This hyperbolic term dates from the first half of the 1900s.
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When To Use “A,” “An,” And “The”Articles are words that make it clear whether a noun refers to something specific or something general. The English language has only three articles: a, an, and the. This stanza from Emily Dickinson’s poem “A Bird Came Down the Walk” demonstrates the use of all three: A Bird came down the Walk— He did not know I saw— He bit an Angleworm in halves And …
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