All over the map



all over the map

adverb phrase

Very unfocused and inconsistent; confused: His answers are all over the map/ But otherwise, you were all over the ballpark

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    all over someone adjective phrase Very affectionate; eagerly amorous: The wife went to get some popcorn and the husband was all over me ggressively smothering or battering; assaulting: They broke through the line and were all over the quarterback

  • All over the place

    Also, all over town or the world . See under all over , def. 1.



  • All-overs

    a general feeling of unease and nervousness throughout the body (usually preceded by the). Historical Examples I never know’d what the all-overs wuz tell thes about a hour before me an’ Teague wuz married. Mingo Joel Chandler Harris But it never give me the all-overs like it does now, some way. Sonny, A Christmas Guest […]

  • All over with

    above in place or position: the roof over one’s head. above and to the other side of: to leap over a wall. above in authority, rank, power, etc., so as to govern, control, or have jurisdiction regarding: There is no one over her in the department now. so as to rest on or cover; on […]



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