"the world over" vs "all over the world"



I have seen many writers use "the world over" to mean something is happening all over the world.

Is not it more appropriate to use "all over the world" instead? "the world over" sounds like a twisted grammar to my ear.

Lutfur Rahman

Posted 2019-04-01T19:54:45.027

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They're both correct. "The world over" is a common idiom. See: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/the+world+over


Posted 2019-04-01T19:54:45.027

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is "all over the world" an exact synonym of this idiom? – Lutfur Rahman – 2019-04-01T20:28:07.813

I think pretty much, yes. Do you have a particular sentence that you're unsure about? – Mixolydian – 2019-04-01T20:30:38.803