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Ceca to Mecca (From)

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From one end of the world to the other; from pillar to post. It is a Spanish phrase meaning to roam about purposelessly. Ceca and Mecca are two places visited by Mohammedan pilgrims. (Compare: From Dan to Beersheba; and From Land’s End to John Groat’s.)

“‘Let us return home,ʹ said Sancho, ‘no longer ramble about from Ceca to Mecca.ʹ”—Cervantes; Don Quixote, I. iii. 4.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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