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In a disorganized or confused state:‘the president has been all over the lot on this issue lately’
disordered, disorderly, untidy, disorganized, messy, chaotic, jumbled, muddled, confused, unsystematic, irregular, cluttered, litteredView synonyms
- ‘So the Supreme Court is just all over the lot on this.’
- ‘Conclusions about global warming are all over the lot, he notes.’
- ‘I mean, the families are all over the lot over this.’
- ‘Howard, I think you're all over the lot on this issue.’
- ‘Scientists are all over the lot on the question, and the issue is so hot politically that it's difficult to trust the science.’
- ‘The polls have been inconsistent and all over the lot, with the methodology of some coming under attack.’
- ‘Further complicating the current picture is the fact that prices vary all over the lot.’
- ‘Now legal scholars are also all over the lot, finding all sorts of reasons why the Constitution doesn't really mean what it says.’
- ‘I'm just a normal guy, got a job to do, and my emotions were all over the lot.’
- ‘Since one-year results of stock indices jump all over the lot, let's look at five-year annualised returns.’
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