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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.
See also: all, jill, master, of

a Jill of all trades is a master of none

A woman who is somewhat skilled in or adept at a wide variety of tasks or abilities will not have the time or dedication to become truly masterful in any one thing. The female equivalent of the proverb "a Jack of all trades is a master of none." Mary just sort of floated between different interests after she left high school, but never really developed anything career-worthy. A Jill of all trades is a master of none, as they say.
See also: all, jill, master, none, of, trade

a good husband makes a good wife

If a husband treats his wife well, she will treat him well in return. I do the dishes because it gives Shannon much needed time to relax, and a good husband makes a good wife.
See also: good, husband, make, wife

a good Jack makes a good Jill

If a husband treats his wife well, she will treat him well in return. I do the dishes because it gives Shannon much needed time to relax, and a good Jack makes a good Jill.
See also: good, jack, jill, make

every Jack has his Jill

For every man, there is a woman who is ideally suited to be his romantic partner. Honey, I know you're upset that Alana dumped you, but try to keep in mind that every Jack has his Jill.
See also: every, jack, jill

Every Jack has his Jill.

Prov. Every man will eventually find a woman to be his romantic partner. Bill: I'll never have a girlfriend. None of the girls I take out will agree to a second date. Fred: Cheer up; every Jack has his Jill.
See also: every, jack, jill

A good husband makes a good wife.

 and A good Jack makes a good Jill.
Prov. If a husband or man wants his wife or girlfriend to be respectful and loving to him, he should be respectful and loving to her. Don't blame your wife for being short-tempered with you; you've been so unpleasant to her lately. A good husband makes a good wife.
See also: good, husband, make, wife
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Mr Curtin, aged 43, a former Bishop Ullathorne School pupil who had been friends with Jill for a number of years, said: "I wanted to do this so people would remember Jill.
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Yet while they both work in the arts--Faith as a successful producer of "schlock operas" in Boston, Jill writing for Six Feet Under in Los Angeles--the two have not worked together since the early 1990s, when they created the cult theatrical hit The Real Live Brady Bunch at the Annoyance Theater in Chicago, using exact scripts from classic Brady Bunch episodes to craft the show.
THE fiance Speedway star Jill Jackson dumped for lesbian singer Alex Parks was last night revealed as a radio executive who once ran a contest to "win a divorce".
BRIDE-TO-BE Jill Cumming spent months planning her hen night.
My daughter Jill was feeling sick one night in 2001, when she was a freshman at the University of Oregon.
Jill Chase from Dance Masters of America and Kim McKimmie from I Love Dance give you the lowdown on all aspects of competition: the judging process, if you should "sell" your routine, and how much costumes really influence your score.
On October 29, 1994 YWCA Camp Director Jill Laidlaw was alerted that two local town residents, who had been boating in a raft off shore, were in trouble.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Luxury fashion brand Jill Milan today announced its Spring/Summer 2012 Collection of luxury handbags, featuring designs for evening, day, business and travel.
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Brave Jill Hesketh's life was turned upside down in November last year when doctors gave her the devastating news she had breast cancer.
THERE was birthday cake and giveaways galore when Jill Yvette Painter, of Jill Yvette's Holistic Beauty, celebrated 30 years as Huddersfield's longest-serving holistic beauty and reiki teaching provider.