over the river and through the woods

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Used other than as an idiom: see over, the, river, and, through, the, woods.

Etymology:

  • Originally based on a Thanksgiving poem written by Lydia Maria Child, this phrase was eventually turned into one of the many various Christmas carols and then soon developed its own meaning in the English lexicon. See the Wikipedia article for more information.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'over the river and through the woods':

over the river and through the woodsTrying to achieve a particular task, often with difficulty.
over the river and through the woodsTo be lost.(idiomatic, figuratively) To lose one's mind.
over the river and through the woodsTo lose one's mind.
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नदी के ऊपर और जंगल के माध्यम से

через реку и через лес

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