(to be) all over the place

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - all over the place

"(to be) all over the place"

to be disorganized and/or confused


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - all over the place

"(to be) all over the place"

to be everywhere


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - all over the place

Two colleagues are talking during a sales presentation ...

Colleague 1:  What's up with this presentation?  First we're hearing about the product.  Then it's social values.  Then a history lesson and then back to the product.

Colleague 2:  The presenter does seem to be disorganized and maybe a little confused.

Colleague 1:  Disorganized?  She's all over the place.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - all over the place

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was your weekend getaway in the countryside.

Friend 2:  It was really good. It was so peaceful and the scenery was so beautiful. We went for a walk in a meadow near the bed-and-breakfast where we were staying and there were flowers all over the place.

Friend 1:  Sounds nice.

(to be) all over the place - Usage:


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(to be) all over the place - Gerund Form:

Being all over the place at work will not lead to promotion.

(to be) all over the place - Examples:

1)  He was all over the place. I was just trying to talk him down and keep cool.

2)  My feelings were all over the place with this book so I didn't write a review.

3)  ... if this is happening in Rick's mind. He's hallucinating all over the place.

4)  What you will have are readings all over the place, none of them consistent.

5)  ... why is your home heated by expensive oil? Free firewood exists all over the place.

6)  ... can seem so random that I wondered if I was too much all over the place.

7)  I was not on medication and my emotions were all over the place. Everything was overwhelming.

8)  ... but it was all over the place and was difficult to discern what she was talking about in some cases.

9)  Regarding Ms. Noonan, she is sometimes all over the place, but typically gushy and nostalgic about the years gone by when she was the ...

10)  It is like a storyline on methamphetamine, it goes all over the place.

11)  Prometheus is ALL over the place and is saddled by a befuddling story, some completely throwaway characters, nonsensical character ...

12)  The prices, however, were all over the place with little rhyme or reason.

13)  The man refilling the heater tanks leaked gasoline all over the place, causing a huge explosion.

14)  Gosh, there are parks all over the place here in Texas.

15)  I still can not touch type properly. My fingers go all over the place.

16)  Proposition 13 was overkill and exploited by conservatives all over the place.

17)  ... one of the worst things you can do is to plaster advertisements all over the place.

18)  ... so I have board revisions, testing jigs, and equipment all over the place. It looks messy, but I could probably find most things blindfolded.

19)  ... thick or fatty meat on High - you will get grease spatters all over the place.

20)  Will was crawling all over the place and Lachie has the most infectious smile.