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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Increasingly, the jack-of-all-trades instructo r, so useful in antebellum colleges, was looked upon disdainfully as amateurish by the new, rigorously trained academic experts.
Originally one of the comic servants, or zanni, of the commedia, Brighella was a jack-of-all-trades whose loyalty as a soldier, hangman's varlet, assassin, or gentleman's valet could be easily bought.
While it is not known for its Food & Beverage or Industrial Manufacturing industries like sister states Illinois and Ohio, nor for being an automotive powerhouse like Michigan, Indiana is the jack-of-all-trades of the Great Lakes region.
Most of all, he enjoyed being a grandfather and will be remembered as a jack-of-all-trades.
OWL ABOARD: ``It's not as easy as it looks,'' said jack-of-all-trades Jimmy Buffett with a big grin on Saturday afternoon at the ``Hoot'' premiere held at The Grove.
SVEN-GORAN Eriksson has hinted that Owen Hargreaves may find it difficult to claim a regular England spot if he continues to operate as a jack-of-all-trades type of player.
Richard Melville Hall is very comfortable describing his "feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem"--which is mind-boggling once you realize that Hall is the artist better known as Moby, the musical jack-of-all-trades whose career has exploded over the past decade.
I admit I did the lad a dis- service when I came here by having the fixed opinion that he was a jack-of-all-trades.
CNET editors went further: this "image editor is actually the best deal on the market and overall, Ulead's jack-of-all-trades is top-notch.
I call Amanda my jack-of-all-trades,'' coach Dave Munroe said.