wear several hats

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wear several hats

To hold or function in more than one position or role. I work from home, so I'm able to wear several hats: stay-at-home dad, soccer coach, and website developer. Both our editorial assistant and our copywriter left the company at the same time, so I've been wearing several hats ever since.
See also: hat, several, wear
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Like so many authors, I wear several hats, one of which is 'Swim Mom,'" Sciucco says.
In a small legal department, especially, lawyers are expected to wear several hats, including managing risk.
A professional tends to wear several hats to further his or her career, but maintains a soft corner for the one job he/she enjoys the most and is the best at.
Gray said: "Liam is very versatile and can wear several hats.
I know my brother Obama is very busy with world affairs and I know how difficult it is to wear several hats at [the same] time but sometimes he manages to call others.
Lombardo says it did not give him pause that the very young Lena Dunham would wear several hats on Girls.
All of the employees wear several hats, and they are proud of our achievements, especially being a successful company that produces 98% of its products in the U.
Even when working in a large central IT department, one should be prepared to wear several hats.
I wear several hats, from wood purchasing manager to director of the Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF) and director of the UK Forest Products Association.
With 13 employees who often wear several hats serving more than 4,000 members, Stockdale said it was critical to have a data processing system that was accessible to everyone.
It's no secret that I wear several hats - all totally legally - but I've always put the racecourse first.
UP Media Group survived and thrived when everyone on the staff agreed to wear several hats, keep costs down and be as productive as humanly possible.
Robert has agreed to wear several hats, including African.
That was a difficult time", he said in a recent interview, "I had to wear several hats.