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[jak-uh v-awl-treydz, jak-] /ˌdʒæk əvˈɔlˈtreɪdz, ˈdʒæk-/
noun, plural jacks-of-all-trades.
a person who is adept at many different kinds of work.
Origin of jack-of-all-trades
1610-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On the other hand, these positions are apprenticeships in many ways and typically expect one to have jack-of-all-trades skills.
  • But he's also a jack-of-all-trades, a cross between a mad scientist and a garage tinkerer.
  • His father, a jack-of-all-trades, moved the family from place to place as various jobs became available.

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