jack of all trades, master of none


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jack of all trades, master of none

A person who is able to do many things but does not have a high amount of skill in any one area. A: "My brother can play several instruments, but none very well." B: "You know what they say—jack of all trades, master of none."
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There's truth in the old expression 'jack of all trades, master of none,' and it very well applies to leaders who feel they must have their hands in everything and be the final say.
He said: "My job is predominantly to keep the guys in a good position, do what I can throughout the flat stages and suffer through the mountains - a jack of all trades, master of none if you like.
p ghes He said: "My job is predominantly to keep the guys in a good position, do what I can throughout the flat stages and suffer through the mountains - a jack of all trades, master of none if you like.
You just have to focus on not diluting your efforts too far, becoming jack of all trades, master of none. The coaches went mental when I said I wanted to do the keirin!
While the critics may wheel out the old 'Jack of all trades, master of none' line, the Everton manager values versatility in his players.
You look at developing players at our top clubs these days and see most lads are jack of all trades, master of none.
"I knew what I was getting into probably more than people imagined but I'm not the kind of person to take something on a whim and think, 'I have a bit of a profile and I'll go with this.' "I am not jack of all trades, master of none. If I am taking something on then I get stuck into it and one of the big things was learning how to use the equipment, run the desk, come in and out of links, do the sport, the jingles and so on.
This has created the "jack of all trades, master of none" scenario.
Worth a look if you are a fan of the characters involved but perhaps a case of jack of all trades, master of none.
In the end, though, he proved a jack of all trades, master of none. His highest limited-overs score was 67 (against Nottinghamshire in 2009) - insufficient with the management consistently preaching the need for a top-order batsman to bat through the innings.
"Jack of all trades, master of none." This saying accurately epitomizes the new French dance show, unoriginally entitled "Show Dance," which made its way to Cairo this week.
" I wanted to prove wrong the age old adage of ' Jack of All Trades, Master of None.' It is humanly possible to be master of many trades.
They are the mechanical expression of "Jack of all trades, master of none." In contrast, a thoughtfully conceived, purpose-made multi-tool can meet a specific need to perfection while retaining general versatility.
Gardner's jack of all trades, master of none status has prevented him from pinning down a permanent position in O'Neill's squad and restricted him to just three Premier League starts and 11 substitute appearances last season, with most of his match action coming in 14 cup games.
An art school graduate, best-selling author, former model, and veteran of a four-year stint on Trading Spaces, he describes himself as a "Jack of all trades, master of none." Families on the receiving end of his efforts disagree.