Jill of all trades(, master of none)

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Jill of all trades(, master of none)

A woman who is skilled in or adept at a wide variety of tasks or abilities (i.e., the female equivalent of "Jack of all trades"). If used with "master of none," it implies that while competent in a variety of things, she is not highly skilled in a particular one. I've had all sorts of different jobs through the years, so I consider myself quite a Jill of all trades! Mary just sort of floated between different interests after she left high school—a Jill of all trades, but master of none.
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Few on the most famous farm in Britain had ever seen anything like her - a story-spinning Jill of all trades who seemed capable of turning her hand to any instrument she fancied.
Ben was nominated by his line manager Gemma Cooper and was shortlisted in the Jack and Jill of all Trades category.
A Jill of all trades, our Tessie, playing the piano and winning clog-dancing championships until she swapped the piano for that life-changing uke.
As opposed to being a Jack and Jill of all trades, she suggests focusing on individual skills.
Today it's uncool to be a Jack or Jill of all trades.
CHARLOTTE Church is a real Jill of all trades, switching from classical music to pop, while lending her talents to the presenting role, such as Have I Got News For You.
We are looking for a registered dietitian or other health professional who is fluent in Spanish; a Jack or Jill of all trades experienced in volunteer development; an administrative assistant; and a person experienced in editing and layout.
Peter Naughton had a solid upbringing with BBC local radio and the Press Association, and Zoey Bird was a Jill of all trades at ITN, with experience on the political circuit in Westminster and Brussels.
PHOTO (Color in Conejo Edition only) Camarillo's Jill Borchard played three different positions for the Scorpions this season, making the versatile senior a Jill of all trades.
The report, called ` Jill Of All Trades, reveals how primary schools have recruited the 8,000 assistants - mostly mums - in the past three years.
MoxieChat is a Jack or Jill of all trades, ready to assist with online chat for multiple purposes such as providing directions to a store or converting a wavering shopper into a customer.
Since bursting into the public eye in 2001, the raven-haired stunner has proved she's a Jill of all trades, conquering talent shows such as Popstars and stealing millions of hearts as Michelle Connor in Coronation Street.
The life of the personal assistant is varied, challenging and about being a Jack, though more usually, a Jill of all trades.
She is a Jill of all trades -- doing everything from fundraising, to training other volunteers, designing programs, writing manuals and working on cases.
He added: "This is for the home improvement Jack or Jill of all trades but the master of none.