Idiom of the week – All over the map
Posted by englishlessons on January 21, 2013
widely scattered or distributed; differing greatly
The reactions to the change were all over the map. Some people were pleased, some were angry, and some were indifferent.
The politician accused his rival of being all over the map on the subject of taxes. He said she had changed her position more than once over the past year.
Picture trying to track the path of something or someone on a map but finding tracks spread out at many different points with no clear direction.
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