"all over the place" meaning in English

Prepositional phrase

Audio: en-au-all over the place.ogg [Australia]
  1. In multiple directions or locations, often haphazardly; everywhere. Tags: idiomatic
    Synonyms: scattershot Synonyms (everywhere): all over hell's half acre, all over the shop, all over the gaff, all over the map, all over the board, up hill and down dale Disambiguation of 'everywhere': 99 1 Translations (In multiple directions or locations, often haphazardly; everywhere.): kaikkialle (Finnish), joka paikkaan (Finnish), joka puolelle (Finnish), kaikkialla (Finnish), joka paikassa (Finnish), joka puolella (Finnish), pitkin poikin (Finnish), dans tous les sens (French), en tous sens (French), überall (German), an jeder Ecke (German), куда́ попа́ло (kudá popálo) (english: direction) (Russian), куда́ ни по́падя (kudá ni pópadja) (Russian), повсю́ду (povsjúdu) (english: location or direction) (Russian), везде́ (vezdé) [location] (Russian), por doquier [masculine] (Spanish), por doquiera [feminine] (Spanish), hej vilt (english: direction) [colloquial] (Swedish), överallt [location] (Swedish) Disambiguation of 'In multiple directions or locations, often haphazardly; everywhere.': 97 3
  2. Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation. Tags: idiomatic
    Synonyms: at random Translations (Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.): durcheinander (German), chaotisch (German), uneinheitlich (German), völlig unterschiedlich (German), jenseits von Gut und Böse [idiomatic] (German), unter aller Sau (pej.) [idiomatic] (German), od Sasa do Lasa (Polish), por doquier (Spanish), por doquiera [feminine] (Spanish) Disambiguation of 'Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.': 1 99

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      "sense": "In multiple directions or locations, often haphazardly; everywhere.",
      "word": "joka paikkaan"
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      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "In multiple directions or locations, often haphazardly; everywhere.",
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      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "In multiple directions or locations, often haphazardly; everywhere.",
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