Jack-of-All-Trades

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A man who knows to do all kinds of work

Etymology:

  • In 17th century, a “jack of all traders” referred to a person who was inept in doing any work of crafts man ship (plumbing, repairing, painting, electrical work etc.). Actually “Jack” is an informal or casual word meaning “trade laborer”. Today the expression is even extended “A jack of all traders and master of none”, meaning a person who knows about lots of things well but who is not skilled or proficient in doing any of them. The longer version of the expression became popular in 19th century.
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To fix this problem, I think we should call Morrison because he is jack of all traders.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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Alleskönner

homme à tout faire

tuttofare

何でも屋

만물 박사

Jack omnium artium

jack-de-toate-meserii

mångsysslare

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