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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Dw i'n Jack of all trades, master of none," meddai Eifion, 19, o Langadfan a gafodd ei beiriant welder cyntaf fel anrheg Nadolig pan oedd yn 12 mlwydd oed.
You look at developing players at our top clubs these days and see most lads are jack of all trades, master of none.
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.
I wanted to prove wrong the age old adage of ' Jack of All Trades, Master of None.
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.
I became a jack of all trades, master of none and it hindered me.
Abit of a jack of all trades, master of none, that sums up my sporting 'career'.
I am basically unemployable and am a jack of all trades, master of none, but I do up properties and specialist painting, eg Formica to look like wood and vice-versa, and make wedding favours in a small but occasionally lucrative way.
It makes me a jack of all trades, master of none, where Jacob is master of one.
I'm a bit of a Jack of all trades, master of none," she says, although she does seem to have mastered the art of mass-market fiction.