"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 Categories: English idioms Synonyms: scattershot 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, property] (Russian), por doquier [masculine] (Spanish), por doquiera [feminine] (Spanish), hej vilt (english: direction) [colloquial] (Swedish), överallt [location, property] (Swedish)
  2. Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation. Tags: idiomatic Categories: English idioms 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), por doquier (Spanish), por doquiera [feminine] (Spanish)
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
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

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