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all over the map

1. Spread out or scattered over a great distance. I love how people from all over the map make their way to this bar for a drink.
2. In or having a great number and variety. Public opinion is all over the map for the governor, so it's hard to know how she'll do in the next election.
3. Unorganized or scattered in thinking, communication, or planning. I tried to get a sense of John's plan for the project, but he seems all over the map with it.
See also: all, map

all over the map

1. In, from, or to a variety of places; ubiquitously.
2. Showing great variety; varied or diverse: "Literary nonfiction is all over the map and has been for three hundred years" (William Zinsser).
See also: all, map
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Yes, IS has to be defeated but we must avoid adding fuel to the very fire the fanatics hope will spread across the map.
Users can explore the data by zooming in and out, scrolling across the map, and clicking on data points to bring up more detailed information.
You head a battalion and have to wade through defending armies until you beat the commander and occupy the base, with strategy coming in to play as you work your way across the map without levaing your previously conquered bases vulnerable.
Lots of blobs of jam strewn across the map of the UK, but all jam tomorrow.
Southwest Airlines' Relentlessly Reliable Employees offer Cargo customers award winning expedited air cargo service to destinations across the map, including complimentary Road Feeder Service and interline destinations.
For the modern, which either lacked the degree-notation entirely or gave it for the latitude only, Lycosthenes says that he had been forced to supply an arbitrary graduation "extra omnempolialtitudinem," and explains how places can be found at once by its help, preferably in conjunction with a similarly graduated ruler held across the map.
This is best illustrated with the tense new 12-player Momentum game mode where you and your team overrun a piece of territory to unlock the next one in a string spread across the map.
Moving a cursor across the map at the website stateofobesity.
Interchangeable vocals, twin lead guitars and a powerful engine-room drove them across the map.
bellowed the TV weatherman, wild-eyed and hands dancing maniacally across the map behind him.
NBC scattered across the map dozens of animated raging flame symbols covering most of the northwest and north coast, huge swathes of Darwin and the Northern Territory and Queensland as well as Sydney and bits of New South Wales, where the bushfires are actually burning.
Whereas hotels were often owned by high net-worth individuals in the past, and were located in a single country or market, today institutional investors own properties dotted across the map.
Spiritual leaders and delegations from all over the world will attend the conference, whose agenda would be condemnation of terrorism and adaptation of toleration and patience across the map of the world.
Holli Harland, eight, of Whitley Bay in North Tyneside, gave bakers a helping hand with her father Dave, sprinkling hundreds and thousands across the map of Britain, which also had roads made of chocolate bourbons.