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jack of all trades, master of noneA person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.Rate it:

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jack of all tradesOne competent in many endeavors, especially one who excels in none of them.Rate it:

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jack of all trades, master of noneA master of integration, who knows enough from many learned trades and skills to be able to bring their disciplines together in a practical manner; a polymath; a renaissance man.Rate it:

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jill of all tradesA woman competent in many endeavors, especially one who excels in none of them.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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jack upTo ruin; wreck; mess up; screw up; sometimes as a bowdlerized substitution for f** up.Rate it:

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jack upTo raise, hoist, or lift a thing using a jack, or similar means.Rate it:

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jack inTo stop doing a regular activity. Often a job or studies.Rate it:

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jack inTo insert an electronic coupling into a receptacle; to connect to something, whether involving a physical medium or not.Rate it:

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jack upTo raise, increase, or accelerate; often said of prices, fees, or rates. See also jack up the price.Rate it:

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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.Rate it:

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every jack has his jilleverybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in their lifeRate it:

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every man jackAll the members of a group with no exceptions.Rate it:

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jack aroundto misbehave, fool aroundRate it:

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jack aroundto dawdle, to waste timeRate it:

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jack it inAn imperative to stop doing something that the speaker finds annoying.Rate it:

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jack o'lanternwill o' the wisp, a strange light that attracts travellersRate it:

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jack o'lanternA vegetable, usually a pumpkin, but alternatively a turnip, carved into the form of a face and lighted within by a candle. Associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween.Rate it:

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jack offAn annoying person or one who has committed a transgression with no or insufficient apology; a jerk, an asshole.Rate it:

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jack offTo masturbate.Rate it:

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jack offTo manually stimulate someone sexually, generally a male.Rate it:

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Jack TarAlternative spelling of jacktar.Rate it:

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jack-tarAlternative spelling of jacktar.Rate it:

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all in alleverything consideredRate it:

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grasp all, lose allone who wants everything, may lose it allRate it:

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all in allGenerally; for the most part; mostly.Rate it:

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all y'allPlural form of you.Rate it:

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all y'all'sPossessive of all y'all (standing in for all your).Rate it:

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be-all and end-allSomething considered to be of the utmost importance; something essential or ultimate.Rate it:

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the end all-be allSomething ultimate; the best part of something; the thing which solves all problems associated with something.Rate it:

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all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.Rate it:

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all that jazzEverything else related to something; other similar things.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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eyes closed all earsto listen to high fidelity music in the fullest senseRate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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free-for-allChaos; a chaotic situation lacking rules or control.Rate it:

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all roads lead to romedifferent paths can take one to the same goalRate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all talk and no actionSpeaking, promising, or boasting much, but doing littleRate it:

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all things come to those who wait(dated) A patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.Rate it:

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on all foursSimilar in nature or effect to something else; consistent.Rate it:

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a rising tide lifts all boatsBenefits provided to a few may lead to conditions that are beneficial to all.Rate it:

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after allin spite of everythingRate it:

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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:

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against all oddsDespite seemingly insurmountable opposition or probability.Rate it:

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all alongThe entire time; always.Rate it:

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all and someone and allRate it:

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all and sundryAll, everyone.Rate it:

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all and sundryEach one.Rate it:

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all at onceAll at the same time; all together.Rate it:

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