If you say
that someone or something is trying
to be all things to all men
or to all people
, you are criticizing
them because they are trying to behave
in a way that will please
everyone, and this is impossible
I realised I had a big problem. I wanted to be all things to all people.
The film tries to be all things to all men–comedy, romance, fantasy, and satire.
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