jack-of-all-trades


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jack-of-all-trades

(jăk′əv-ôl′trādz′)
n. pl. jacks-of-all-trades (jăks′-)
A person who can do many different kinds of work.

jack`-of-all′-trades′



n., pl. jacks-of-all-trades.
a person who is adept at many different kinds of work.
[1610–20]
Translations

jack-of-all-trades

[ˈdʒækəvˈɔːltreɪdz] N (jacks of all trades (pl)) → factótum mf
he's a jack-of-all-trades and master of nonees de los que mucho abarca y poco aprieta, sabe un poco de todo pero no es experto en nada

jack-of-all-trades

[ˌdʒækəvˈɔːlˌtreɪdz] nuno/a che sa fare un po' di tutto
References in classic literature ?
Thou art as unprincipled as the gods, and as much of a jack-of-all-trades.
First, I carried with me some servants whom I purposed to place there as inhabitants, or at least to set on work there upon my account while I stayed, and either to leave them there or carry them forward, as they should appear willing; particularly, I carried two carpenters, a smith, and a very handy, ingenious fellow, who was a cooper by trade, and was also a general mechanic; for he was dexterous at making wheels and hand-mills to grind corn, was a good turner and a good pot-maker; he also made anything that was proper to make of earth or of wood: in a word, we called him our Jack-of-all-trades.
I was pretty much a jack-of-all-trades, I worked on mechanical systems and did drywall--stuff like that," he said.
Next month, viewers will see Kelly transform himself into The Great Belzoni, who was a jack-of-all-trades.
But this jack-of-all-trades keeps getting the job done while making headlines guiding BEI to another solid year.
More than any other so-called outsider artist, Finster--a Southern Baptist evangelical preacher and jack-of-all-trades who received a divine calling to become an artist at the age of sixty--has forced the issue of quality by forging an oeuvre and style that were compromised by commercial success.
Step forward FAW press officer and jack-of-all-trades, Ceri Stennett.
The Embassy jack-of-all-trades Fred Bennett contacted United's head chef Steve Welsh and asked him to send some curry powder and spices out to Belgrade.
The former Hibs' winger may be a Jack-of-all-Trades and Master-of-none but he has the pace and committment to unsettle Liverpool
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