WRONG:

BY FAR AND AWAY


RIGHT:

BY FAR, FAR AND AWAY


You could say that Halloween is by far your favorite holiday, or you can say that it’s far and away your favorite holiday; but if you combine the two expressions and say “by far and away” you’ll annoy some people and puzzle others who can’t figure out why it doesn’t sound quite right.


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