Posted by Valeriy on December 13, 2006
In Reply to: Re: "Hunting high and low" posted by Smokey Stover on December 12, 2006
: : : What does "hunting high and low" mean?
: : : Thank you.
: : : Valeriy
: : Looking or searching everywhere.
: Another phrase pops up in my head: "I went through them all [drawers, presumably], top to bottom."
Thank you. I am not a hunter, but to my mind the origin of "hunting high and low" lies in hunting behaviour of various hunting dogs' breeds: some of them smell the game high (that is, pointing the nose up and intaking the air), the others put the nose close to the ground smelling the track.