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High, wide and handsome

Posted by Gary Martin on April 06, 2006

In Reply to: High, wide and handsome posted by Rachel on April 04, 2006

: Anybody heard the phrase "high, wide and handsome" to know where it comes from? I have a definition which means "successfully, masterfully, triumphantly." Origin unknown. But my context is "You still check as to whether or not we haven't busted this thing high, wide and handsome." I get the idea of a bomb or explosion of some kind blowing something up. But wanted to know if anyone had any more concrete information rather than just speculation, although I'll take the speculation too.