Definition of all over the place (or North American also map, British also shop) in English:

all over the place (or North American also map, British also shop)

phrase

informal
  • 1Everywhere:

    ‘we've been all over the place looking for you’
    • ‘It's the visitors who are the problem: they will go walking everywhere, leaving their little bits of skin all over the place.’
    • ‘Blood and mutilation was all over the place, and the bodies were mangled.’
    • ‘It's like the championship football final again with bodies shambling around all over the place.’
    • ‘There were body parts lying all over the place and blood all over the wall.’
    • ‘The scene was like a war zone, with debris, glass and bodies all over the place.’
    • ‘I started moving my body all over the place and moaning so loud, the neighbors probably heard me.’
    • ‘Kevin's mind and body are all over the map, and I don't think for one second at this point that he will wind up on the stage.’
    • ‘Everywhere you go there are flags and banners all over the place.’
    • ‘She noticed with shock a number of bodies strewn all over the place.’
    • ‘The next thing I knew, I was standing in my house, without dead bodies all over the place.’
    • ‘All of a sudden we heard a noise, and all the chaps started yelling. I looked round and saw some lights going all over the show.’
    • ‘However, for the most part he was having to throw his body all over the place.’
    • ‘"We've got to make sure we stay composed and not run around all over the show," added McCaw.’
    • ‘In one scene, when the character kills a number of soldiers in an underground tunnel, the bodies are strewn all over the place.’
    • ‘It was only twenty minutes later, when I managed to start moving myself out of my bed, that I realised my entire body was aching all over the place.’
    • ‘Needless to say, the whole thing goes horribly wrong, one thing leads to another and before you know it bodies are dropping all over the place.’
    • ‘Why the hell was there a dead body and broken glass all over the place down there?’
    • ‘There was sand everywhere and the water washed rubbish all over the place.’
    • ‘There were records lying all over the floor, guitar leads everywhere, the play station and its games were all over the place.’
    • ‘Just at that moment came a crash of chairs with bodies flying all over the place in the corner of the bar.’
    1. 1.1 In a state of disorder:
      ‘my hair was all over the place’
      • ‘Secondly, although I had made a stab at categorising them through the use of folders, they really were all over the place and utterly chaotic.’
      • ‘When it comes to people's body language, I am all over the place.’
      • ‘I walk in, socks sopping, hair flopping, dignity all over the place, and explain my dilemma.’
      • ‘His hair was messy and all over the place, making him look adorable.’
      • ‘The business cycle is too complex, and we're seeing the chaotic results all over the place.’