all roads lead to rome
All paths or activities lead to the center of things. This was literally true in the days of the Roman Empire, when all the empire’s roads radiated out from the capital city, Rome.
Many different methods will produce the same result. For example, So long as you meet the deadline, I don’t care how much help you get—all roads lead to Rome. Based on the fact that the Roman Empire’s excellent road system radiated from the capital like the spokes of a wheel, this metaphor was already being used in the 1100s.
a person of great versatility or wide-ranging skills: The job needs an all-rounder who knows sales, accounting, and something about computers. Historical Examples all-rounder, a shirt collar going all round the neck and meeting in front. The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten noun a versatile person, esp in a sport
. Contemporary Examples Is it easier for scientists to impress arts students with their all-round knowledge than vice versa? The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard March 25, 2010 Historical Examples There are so many things to be considered if you take an all-round view. The Girls of St. Cyprian’s Angela Brazil The Chestertonian decadence […]
- All saints’ day
a church festival celebrated November 1 in honor of all the saints; Allhallows. noun a Christian festival celebrated on Nov 1 to honour all the saints
any of various many-seeded plants, as the goosefoot, Chenopodium polyspermum, and the knotgrass, Polygonum aviculare. noun any of several plants that produce many seeds, such as knotgrass