since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
Idioms

a jack of all trades

This page is about the idiom a jack of all trades

Meaning

If you're a jack of all trades, you have many skills and can do many different jobs.

For example

  • Jivad's a real jack of all trades. He knows all about computers, can do graphic design and write advertising copy, and knows a lot of other stuff too.

  • She became a jack of all trades because she was interested in learning about so many different things.

Quick Quiz

For which job would a jack of all trades be best suited?

a. a dealer in a casino

b. a caretaker in a school

c. a teller in a bank

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey