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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

Every man will eventually find his ideal 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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For millions, the abiding memory of Jill Dando will for ever be the smiling presenter of the Holiday show, bringing
Jill stepped into the catering world on leaving school after encouragement from her domestic science teacher.
PIECE OF CAKE: Volunteer cook-in-residence Jill Morrisseau Clough who is running a one woman show in Longwood Village Coffee Shop, at Longwood Mechanics, a not-for-profit venture to help the hall.
Jill first met Janice at Harpurhey Girls' High School, in Manchester in 1977 when they were both just 11 years old.
In an interview with Hello magazine, Jill explained: "On my dad's birthday I went to a bridal studio and there was the dress ( it was almost as if he'd guided me there.
I organised the event - Just for Jill, but Jill provided the inspiration.
I am thrilled to be working with Carnie Wilson and have the chance to get to know her personally," said Jill Alexander, head designer and CEO of Jill Alexander Designs.
Jill Miller is a singer/songwriter and speaker who went into full-time music ministry as a way to touch, encourage and inspire people on life's journey.
The widow of a Serbian journalist who was murdered shortly before Jill said the executions had the same hallmarks.
Workmate Shaun Smith said Bayley had a quick temper in work and that he left work early on the Monday after Jill disappeared claiming he had been sick all weekend.
In Jack & Jill, Sandler plays both a brother and sister who get on each other's nerves during a holiday reunion.
Michael Pratt and Jill Richardson, both 29, were married on November 6 at St Andrew's Church, Bothal.
Gillian Mary Maclaine, known as Jill to her friends and colleagues, was an unassuming and kind person who loved her work, caring for those in need, and working along compassionate people.
Megan and Jill have been helping out in the kitchen since they were three and they really know how to demystify recipes for the novice cook.