a man for all seasons


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man for all seasons

A man who is successful and talented in many areas. Harold is a talented writer, director, and actor. He's a man for all seasons.
See also: all, man, season

a man for all seasons

a man who is ready to cope with any contingency and whose behaviour is always appropriate to every occasion.
Robert Whittington applied this description to the English statesman and scholar Sir Thomas More ( 1478–1535 ), and it was used by Robert Bolt as the title of his 1960 play about More.
See also: all, man, season