"all over the place" meaning in English

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Prepositional phrase

Audio: en-au-all over the place.ogg [Australia]
Head templates: {{head|en|prepositional phrase|head=}} all over the place, {{en-PP}} all over the place
  1. (idiomatic) In multiple directions or locations, often haphazardly; everywhere. Tags: idiomatic
    Sense id: all_over_the_place-en-prep_phrase-D~fMM6yW 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, here, there and everywhere, up hill and down dale Disambiguation of 'everywhere': 100 0 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), wo man auch geht und steht (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. (idiomatic) Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation. Tags: idiomatic
    Sense id: all_over_the_place-en-prep_phrase-I68RY9Oz Synonyms: at random Translations (Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.): mitä sattuu (Finnish), sekaisin (Finnish), ties mitä (Finnish), durcheinander (German), chaotisch (German), uneinheitlich (German), völlig durchmischt (German), verworren (German), od Sasa do Lasa (Polish), где попа́ло (gde popálo) (Russian), как попа́ло (kak popálo) (Russian), por doquier (Spanish), por doquiera [feminine] (Spanish), spreta [verb] (Swedish), spretig [adjective] (Swedish) Disambiguation of 'Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.': 1 99

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      "word": "где попа́ло"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "kak popálo",
      "sense": "Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.",
      "word": "как попа́ло"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.",
      "word": "por doquier"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "por doquiera"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.",
      "tags": [
        "verb"
      ],
      "word": "spreta"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.",
      "tags": [
        "adjective"
      ],
      "word": "spretig"
    }
  ],
  "word": "all over the place"
}

This page is a part of the kaikki.org machine-readable English dictionary. This dictionary is based on structured data extracted on 2023-01-26 from the enwiktionary dump dated 2023-01-20 using wiktextract.

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