Idiom:  jack of all trades

Meaning 

Idiom:  jack of all trades

  • someone who can do many different types of things


Note:  This comes from the saying, a " jack of all trades, master of none."   It means that a person can do many different things well but they cannot be an expert in everything.


Example sentences

  • My mom’s a jack of all trades—she learned how to do the repairs around the house; does all the housework and cooking; and can even fix our computers.
  • Sarah is the jack of all trades in the office whereas I just work on accounting tasks.
  • In track and field, decathletes are truly jacks of all trades.
  • I wish my husband was a jack of all trades around our home so we wouldn't have to pay a handyman to do everything.
  • You would be wise to hire Sarah because she's a jack of all trades. She did many of the IT tasks and training that HR would normally do, in addition to her office manager duties.
  • My son is a jack of all trades around the house, whereas my daughter is an expert in computers and the internet, so we're quite lucky.


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