all things to all people/men

Definition of all things to all people/men

: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

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

thing play things
  1. : an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

  3. : a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity

people play
  1. : human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest

  2. : human beings, persons

  3. : the members of a family or kinship

  1. : to supply or fill with people

  2. : to dwell in : inhabit

men
  1. : plural of man

  1. : menstruation


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