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The Phrase 'A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep'

The Phrase 'A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep'

In 1889, American journalist and humorist Edgar Nye introduced the phrase "A mile wide and an inch deep." He was referring to a river found in the Midwestern and western United States, called the Platte River. The Platte is a muddy, wide, shallow, meandering ...

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