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all things to all men/people

If you try to be all things to all men/people, you try to do things that will please everyone.
Translations of “all things to all men/people”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人人滿意, 八面玲瓏…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人人满意, 八面玲珑…
(Definition of all things to all men/people from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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