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all things to all people/men

Definition of all things to all people/men

  1. :  a person or thing that makes all people happy by giving them what they want or need <It was clear that the senator was trying to be all things to all people in her campaign.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

thingplay things
  1. :  a matter of concern :  affair

    :  state of affairs in general or within a specified or implied sphere

    :  a particular state of affairs :  situation

peopleplay
  1. :  humans making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest

    :  human beings, persons

    :  the members of a family or kinship

  1. :  to supply or fill with people

    :  to dwell in :  inhabit

men
  1. : plural of man


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