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all over the place (or North American also map, British also shop)

informal

Definition of all over the place or North American also map, British also shop in English:

1Everywhere: we’ve been all over the place looking for you
More example sentences
  • Needless to say, the whole thing goes horribly wrong, one thing leads to another and before you know it bodies are dropping all over the place.
  • There were body parts lying all over the place and blood all over the wall.
  • However, for the most part he was having to throw his body all over the place.
1.1In a state of disorder: my hair was all over the place
More example sentences
  • I walk in, socks sopping, hair flopping, dignity all over the place, and explain my dilemma.
  • The business cycle is too complex, and we're seeing the chaotic results all over the place.
  • Secondly, although I had made a stab at categorising them through the use of folders, they really were all over the place and utterly chaotic.
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