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Jack of all Trades

cosmasad

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This may be a difficult thing: Is there a Greek phrase that's at all similar to the phrase "Jack of All Trades" which, of course, refers to someone who is good at many different things. Specifically to be used for someone who works in a factory and can do many different things - and is not limited to one specialty.

Thank you.
 

m_a_a_

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There is no metaphor whatsoever, but it's certainly a colloquial phrase.
 

daeman

Administrator
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Oh, wow! Πάγχρηστος is all positive, right? It's someone who can do everything well, right? And "Πολυτεχνίτης κι ερημοσπίτης" has the negative spin, right?

Thank you.

Be careful with "πάγχρηστος" because it's not actually used beyond dictionaries and scholarly texts, while "Jack of all trades" is a colloquial expression.

Άνθρωπος για όλες τις δουλειές
There is no metaphor whatsoever, but it's certainly a colloquial phrase.

This one is the exact equivalent.
 
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