To go across the country

to go by a direct course across a region without following the roads.
- Freeman.

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The front does not seem to go across the country. In fact, the third front is reduced to the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, the Janata United of Nitish Kumar in Bihar and the Rashtriya Janta Dal of Lalu Prasad, however limited in sway in the state.
About 1600 jobs are expected to go across the country after the firm's merger with Research Sites Restoration on April 1.
But we've never seen (anything that warranted) the effort and expense of mobilizing crews to go across the country,'' he said.
"She could have gone anywhere she wanted to go across the country," he says.
"If ever I have to go across the country to work, I can show my passport and I'll be able to work at different mine sites," miner Neil Austin said.
With 2,000 posts to go across the country, they are yet to decide exactly where the axe will fall.
He has escaped his filmmaking roommate, though he had to go across the country to do so.