all over the joint

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of all over the joint

informal
:everywhere
  • People were running all over the joint.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

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

  2. 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

  3. : everybody, everything

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

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree

joint play
  1. : the point of contact between elements of an animal skeleton with the parts that surround and support it

  2. : node

  3. : a part or space included between two articulations, knots, or nodes

  1. : united, combined

  2. : common to two or more: such as

  3. : involving the united activity of two or more

  1. : to unite by a joint : fit together

  2. : to provide with a joint : articulate

  3. : to prepare (something, such as a board) for joining by planing the edge


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