jack of all trades, master of none
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See also: jack of all trades
In the 21st century this phrase has itself been (rarely) expanded to a couplet:
- Jack of all trades, master of none,
- though oftentimes better than master of one.
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- (idiomatic) A person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.
person who has a competent grasp of many skills