all over the place

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all over the place

  1. (idiomatic) In multiple directions or locations, often haphazardly; everywhere.
    They started firing all over the place.
    In Genoa there are stray cats all over the place.
    I've been looking for you all over the place.
  2. (idiomatic) Inconsistent; lacking a clear pattern; with a large amount of variation.
    I asked each person in turn, and their answers were all over the place.

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