man of parts

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The phrase saw much use in the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe, especially in England.

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man of parts (plural men of parts)

  1. (idiomatic) A man who is talented in multiple areas of life.
    • 1881, R.L. Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque:
      He was a fellow of parts, quick, humorous, a clever painter, and with an eye for certain poetical effects of sea and ships.

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