jack of all trades (and master of none)

jack of all trades (and master of none)
a person who can do many different types of work (but has special skill in none).
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  • jack of all trades and master of none — Jack is used here in the sense of unskilled worker, as contrasted with a master of a trade who had completed an apprenticeship. 1732 T. FULLER Gnomologia no. 3051 Jack of all Trades is of no Trade. 1804 M. EDGEWORTH ‘The Will’ in Popular Tales ii …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • jack of all trades and master of none — ► jack of all trades (and master of none) a person who can do many different types of work (but has special skill in none). Main Entry: ↑jack …   English terms dictionary

  • jack of all trades — ► jack of all trades (and master of none) a person who can do many different types of work (but has special skill in none). Main Entry: ↑jack …   English terms dictionary

  • jack-of-all-trades — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural jacks of all trades) Usage: sometimes capitalized J : a person who can do passable work at various trades : a handy or versatile individual was expected to be a jack of all trades Patricia M. Johnson every man… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jack of all trades — noun a man skilled in various odd jobs and other small tasks • Syn: ↑handyman, ↑odd job man • Hypernyms: ↑repairman, ↑maintenance man, ↑service man * * * jack of all trades, or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jack of all trades — noun a person able to do a variety of different jobs acceptably well (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑adult, ↑grownup * * * jack of all trades, or jack of all trades «JAK uhv AWL TRAYDZ», noun. 1. a person who …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jack of all trades, master of none — is a figure of speech used in reference to a person who is competent with many skills but is not outstanding in any one.A Jack of all trades may also be a master of integration, as the individual knows enough from many learned trades and skills… …   Wikipedia

  • jack of all trades — {n.}, {informal} (Often followed by the words master of none. ) A person who is knowledgeable in many areas. Can be used as praise, or as a derogatory remark depending on the context and the intonation. * /Peter is a jack of all trades; he can… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jack of all trades — {n.}, {informal} (Often followed by the words master of none. ) A person who is knowledgeable in many areas. Can be used as praise, or as a derogatory remark depending on the context and the intonation. * /Peter is a jack of all trades; he can… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jack\ of\ all\ trades — noun informal (Often followed by the words master of none. ) a person who is knowledgeable in many areas. Can be used as praise, or as a derogatory remark depending on the context and the intonation. Peter is a jack of all trades; he can survive… …   Словарь американских идиом


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