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be scattered to the four winds

literary If a ​group of things or ​people are ​scattered to the four ​winds, they go or are ​sent to different ​places that are ​far away from each other: It was the ​finestcollection of ​paintings in Denmark, but during the last ​war it was ​broken up and ​scattered to the four ​winds.
(Definition of be scattered to the four winds from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be scattered to the four winds”
in Chinese (Simplified) 四散开来, 散布在各处…
in Chinese (Traditional) 四散開來, 散佈在各處…
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