jack-of-all-trades


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jack-of-all-trades

epitome of the versatile worker of trades. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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Joanie Gronenthal knows that a family farmer has to be a jack-of-all-trades, but she never thought that included bodyguard service.
With cakes stuffed down dress fronts, a Lady Bracknell who breaks fingers and a Jack-of-all-trades actor (Darren Southworst) taking on numerous servant roles including a Judy Garland lookalike, the production is more wild than Wilde.
He was brought up by a `wonderful' family and describes his father, who died when Kiplagat was only 12, as a jack-of-all-trades: carpenter, maintenance man, farmer.
We can always use another well-done volume on McDonnell Douglas' masterpiece, the quintessential third-generation, jack-of-all-trades jet.
Until profitability arrives, you may have to be a jack-of-all-trades with permanently rolled-up sleeves.
"Here, you cannot be a jack-of-all-trades; the market is too sophisticated for that."
Lucy Sholley, the well-respected jack-of-all-trades for the Boston Beer Company, has been lured from the beer business by the siren song of an internet start-up company.
The work of the instructor was to teach and to supervise students: you were expected to be a jack-of-all-trades, able to teach Latin eloquence in the morning and surveying in the afternoon, as well as to control the frequently unruly and often violent behavior of your students.
Most recently Paul was a jack-of-all-trades at YMCA Camp Eberhart, where he is a board member.
With students approaching the Reformation for the first time in mind, Brady has shifted the focus of the present study from Sturm, who after 1524 was a prominent magistrate and political jack-of-all-trades in Strasbourg, to a Germany where Sturm's career takes on an emblematic role.
I went from a jack-of-all-trades to a specialized coach after Title IX became law.
"The consensus in the desktop publishing industry is that PageMaker is an excellent jack-of-all-trades program - especially for beginning and intermediate users - while XPress is the choice for high-end professional-level publishing," the column concludes.