all things to all men


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all things to all men

Trying to please everybody, especially when being overly accommodating; from a Bible reference in which St Paul used this phrase of himself, meaning that he was adaptible in trying to spread the Christian message.
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The DUP in particular has come up with a manifesto it hopes will be all things to all men - although its medieval view of same-sex equality may make it anathema for some.
The bard is all things to all men, but I think canvassers these days would put him down as "undecided".
The Tornado is not just one aircraft type, for this European Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) was a group with five RAF variants that sought to be all things to all men.