all things to all men

полит
"на любой вкус"
1) двуличность
2) намеренная противоречивость
3) желание всем нравиться. Выражение используется для критики политических деятелей, дающих противоречивые обещания ради победы на выборах или ради извлечения какой-либо политической выгоды. Часто используется для характеристики "темной лошадки" [dark horse] на политической арене

English-Russian dictionary of regional studies. 2013.

Смотреть что такое "all things to all men" в других словарях:

  • all things to all men — Meaning Origin From the Bible Corinthians 9:22. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made All things to all men, that I might by all means save some …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • all things to all men — adj. omnipresent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • All Men Are Mortal — infobox Book | name = All Men are Mortal title orig = Tous les hommes sont mortels translator = image caption = author = Simone de Beauvoir cover artist = country = France language = French series = genre = Novel publisher = release date = 1946… …   Wikipedia

  • be all things to all men — 1. To alter one s approach, behaviour, attitude, etc to suit the person one is dealing with 2. To be (usu excessively) affable • • • Main Entry: ↑all be all things to all men 1. To meet each person on his or her own ground, accommodate oneself to …   Useful english dictionary

  • be all things to all men — to try to please everyone, even when it is impossible to do this. You can t possibly keep everyone happy and you ve just got to realize that you can t be all things to all men …   New idioms dictionary

  • be all things to all men — быть всем для всех (Часто употребляется с намеком на двуличие, политическую хитрость, но может подразумевать нечто более безобидное и вполне понятное: стремление политика, любого человека всем угодить, всем понравиться.) …   Idioms and examples

  • (be) all things to all men — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Men of God — is a Christian fraternity founded in 1999 with two chapters in Texas. Its members are primarily African Americans. Contents 1 History of M.O.G. 2 About MOG 2.1 Mission 2.2 Vision …   Wikipedia

  • All — All, a. [OE. al, pl. alle, AS. eal, pl. ealle, Northumbrian alle, akin to D. & OHG. al, Ger. all, Icel. allr. Dan. al, Sw. all, Goth. alls; and perh. to Ir. and Gael. uile, W. oll.] 1. The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All the whole — All All, a. [OE. al, pl. alle, AS. eal, pl. ealle, Northumbrian alle, akin to D. & OHG. al, Ger. all, Icel. allr. Dan. al, Sw. all, Goth. alls; and perh. to Ir. and Gael. uile, W. oll.] 1. The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all — adj 1 *whole, entire, total, gross Analogous words: complete, plenary, *full 2 All, every, each, when applied to the individuals of a group, imply inclusion of the entire membership with no exceptions. All is applied to the aggregate of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

Книги

Другие книги по запросу «all things to all men» >>

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.