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"hunting high and low"

Posted by Valeriy on December 13, 2006

In Reply to: "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."
: SS

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.