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. :  human beings 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 ofman


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