Definition of all over the lot in English:

all over the lot


informal US
  • In a state of confusion or disorganization.

    • ‘the president has been all over the lot on this issue lately’
    • ‘So the Supreme Court is just all over the lot on this.’
    • ‘The polls have been inconsistent and all over the lot, with the methodology of some coming under attack.’
    • ‘Scientists are all over the lot on the question, and the issue is so hot politically that it's difficult to trust the science.’
    • ‘I'm just a normal guy, got a job to do, and my emotions were all over the lot.’
    • ‘Howard, I think you're all over the lot on this issue.’
    • ‘Since one-year results of stock indices jump all over the lot, let's look at five-year annualised returns.’
    • ‘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 mean, the families are all over the lot over this.’
    • ‘Conclusions about global warming are all over the lot, he notes.’
    disordered, disorderly, untidy, disorganized, messy, chaotic, jumbled, muddled, confused, unsystematic, irregular, cluttered, littered
    in disorder, in a muddle, in a jumble, in disarray, in a disorganized manner, untidily, haphazardly, indiscriminately, in a mess, in confusion, in a heap, anyhow, any old how, pell-mell, topsy-turvy