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all over the map
1. Spread out or scattered over a great distance. I love how people from all over the map make their way to this bar for a drink.
2. In or having a great number and variety. Public opinion is all over the map for the governor, so it's hard to know how she'll do in the next election.
3. Unorganized or scattered in thinking, communication, or planning. I tried to get a sense of John's plan for the project, but he seems all over the map with it.
the map is not the territory
A person or thing is completely separate from the judgments or perceptions that people place upon it. The phrase was coined by US semanticist Alfred Korzybski. I know you dislike Ed because of how he acted in that meeting, but you don't actually know him. Just keep in mind that the map is not the territory, OK?
blow off the map
To obliterate. A noun can be used between "blow" and "off." Many buildings were blown off the map during the siege. The dictator threatened to blow our country off the map.
fall off the map
To become unpopular or little-known after a period of popularity. Wow, I didn't realize that this show was still on TV—it really fell off the map after its first season.
put (someone, something, or some place) on the map
To make some place or thing very famous or renowned; to establish some place as being remarkable or noteworthy. It was my grandma's chili recipe that put this restaurant on the map years ago! They're hoping that this amusement park can put the small town on the map. Her first film put her on the map. Her next three movies made her a legend.
To carefully plan or provide the details or something, especially by rendering it in some way, as by illustrating or outlining it. The committee mapped out the five-year plan with an extensive slideshow showing all the projected improvements. Look, I've mapped out our road trip in red marker so you can get a sense of the route we'll be taking.
wipe (something) off the map
To obliterate something. The dictator threatened to wipe our country off the map. They believe that the course of treatment they've developed could wipe cancer off the map. Many buildings were wiped off the map during the siege.
off the map
In a distant, remote, or obscure state or location. The cabin is a bit off the map, but the scenery around it is beautiful. I liked the show, but it must have fallen off the map after its first season, because no one talks about it anymore.
wipe (someone or something) off the map
To totally eliminate, eradicate, or destroy someone or something. The president vowed to wipe these terrorist scumbags off the map. Through our vaccination efforts, we've been able to wipe polio off the map.
map something out
to plot something out carefully, usually on paper. I have a good plan. I will map it out for you. I will map out the plan for you.
put something on the map
Fig. to make some place famous or popular. The good food you serve here will really put this place on the map. Nothing like a little scandal to put an otherwise sleepy town on the map.
put on the map
Make famous, publicize, as in The incident got on the national news and put our community on the map. This expression, alluding to a locality that formerly was too small to put on a map, dates from the early 1900s.
wipe off the map
Also, wipe off the face of the earth. Eliminate completely, as in Some day we hope to wipe malaria off the map. This idiom uses wipe in the sense of "obliterate," and map and face of the earth in the sense of "everywhere."
put someone/something on the map
COMMON If someone or something puts a person, place, or thing on the map, they cause them to become well-known or important. The film which really put Ellen Barkin on the map was The Big Easy. In today's programme, we look at the career of the man who, in 13 years as Chancellor, put Austria back on the map.
off the map(of a place) very distant or remote. Compare with off the beaten track (at beaten).
put something on the mapmake something prominent or important.
wipe something off the mapobliterate something totally.
(be) off the ˈmap(be) far away from other places; (be) remote: It’s a little house in the country, a bit off the map.
put somebody/something on the ˈmapmake somebody/something famous or important: Her performance in her first film really put her on the map. ♢ The newspaper story put the village on the map.
1. To plan something explicitly: Let's map out a way to accomplish this project. We mapped the trip out so we wouldn't get lost.
2. To incorporate or lay out some set of things into an explicit map, plan, or order: I've mapped out the beginning and end of each project on this timeline. The houses on these city blocks have been mapped out for demolition.
1. n. one’s face. With a map like that, she could really go somewhere.
2. n. sheet music. (see also chart.) I left the map at home. Can I look at yours?
throw a map
tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. Somebody threw a map on the sidewalk.
all over the map
1. In, from, or to a variety of places; ubiquitously.
2. Showing great variety; varied or diverse: "Literary nonfiction is all over the map and has been for three hundred years" (William Zinsser).
put on the map
To make well-known, prominent, or famous.
wipe off the map
To destroy completely; annihilate.