Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 14:05
all over the map
- (idiomatic) Widely scattered or distributed; numerous and differing greatly.
- 2008, "A Financial Earthquake," Newsweek, 9 Aug.,
- The reactions were swift, impassioned and all over the map.
2009, Pauline Frommer, Pauline Frommer's Las Vegas, ISBN 0470385286, 9780470385289, page 58:
- Prices are even more all over the map than usual here; I've seen them range from just $36 all the way up to $160...
- 1985, Jon Pareles, "Music: Ruben Blades's Salsa," New York Times, 28 Oct.,
- The Kip Hanrahan Band, which opened the concert, is after its own ambitious American-Latin fusion, with internationalist rhythms, introspective lyrics and musicians from all over the map.
- (idiomatic) In widely scattered directions; in a widely varying manner.
- 2008, Scott Petrak, "Browns notes: PGA contender," The Chronicle-Telegram (Ohio), 13 Aug. (retrieved 13 Aug 2008),
- “I hit it all over the map,” Anderson joked.