run off in all directions

run off in all directions

To attempt to do many different things or fill many different roles at the same time. From the image of multiple people scattering apart and running away in different directions. Between being a single mother, a lawyer, a housekeeper, and a prominent figure in the community, it feels like I'm running off in all directions at times. Instead of just focusing on one thing and doing it very well, the company has been running off in all directions lately, without being particularly successful in any of them.
See also: all, direction, off, run

run off in all directions

Fig. [for people] to set out to do something or go somewhere in an aimless and disorganized fashion. (Can also apply to one person. See also ride off in all directions.) The people in the marketing department need some organization. They are always running off in all directions. Stop running off in all directions and focus your energy.
See also: all, direction, off, run