all over the place


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Related to all over the place: idiomatic expression, in droves

all over the place

1. (noun) Everywhere; over a great distance or area. Now that we've graduated, my college friends are all over that place, and I hardly ever see them. Please clean your room, your clothes are all over the place!
2. (adjective) Very scattered or disorganized; ill-conceived. Boy, that presentation was all over the place. It's like they wrote it five minutes before taking the stage!
See also: all, place

all over town

1. In, across, or to many places in a city or town. We've been driving all over town, and I've yet to see an open parking space! There are great places to eat all over town.
2. Proverb Known or shared by many people in a city or town. News of her crime was all over town by the end of the day.
See also: all, town

all over town

 
1. Lit. in many places in town. Our dog got loose and ran all over town. Jane looked all over town for a dress to wear to the party.
2. Fig. known to many; widely known. Now keep this a secret. I don't want it all over town. In a short time the secret was known all over town.
See also: all, town

all over the place

Also, all over town or the world . See under all over, def. 1.
See also: all, place

all over the place

COMMON If something is happening or exists all over the place, it is happening or it exists in many different places. Businesses are closing down all over the place. There are picket lines all over the place.
1. If things are all over the place, they are spread over a very large area, usually in a disorganized way. There were clothes lying all over the place.
2. If you say that someone is all over the place, you mean that they are confused or disorganized, and unable to think clearly or act sensibly. She only had two weeks to prepare and she was all over the place trying not to collapse. When I played in the Scottish tournament I was all over the place.
See also: all, place

all over the place

In or to many locations; everywhere: Film is sold all over the place.
See also: all, place