on the face of the earth

idiom

: in the world
If you ask me, he's the biggest fool on the face of the earth.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The amount of electricity generated by the Texas wind industry exceeds that of all but a handful of countries on the face of the earth, in fact. David Blackmon, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 The two leads in Blockbuster — Randall Park and Melissa Fumero — might just be two of the most impossible to dislike humans on the face of the earth. Andy Meek, BGR, 7 Nov. 2022 The Rindge family came west and, in 1892, bought many square miles of rancho lands that encompassed most of Malibu, about 20 miles of coastline and some of the most enchantingly beautiful terrain on the face of the earth. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 In Patagonia learns that this wild area at the tip of South America that straddles Argentina and Chile is one of the most remote and beautiful places on the face of the earth. Everett Potter, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2022 Prepare your eyes to see the cutest little baby bunny on the face of the earth. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 5 Apr. 2021 The Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca by millions of Muslims from around the world, is one of the largest gatherings of man on the face of the earth. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 1 Dec. 2014 See More

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“On the face of the earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20face%20of%20the%20earth. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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