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French, you said?

Posted by M.Mazzucco on June 01, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Term for versatile employee posted by kate on May 31, 2001

: : : : : : : I'm having a brain fart and can't think of a phrase my boss used the other day...it was something that sounded sorta French and meant jack of all trades or cream of the crop....he used it to describe a new employee who had done a little of everybody's job at his former company..this is driving me insane please help. I think it started with an m and was 3 or for words.

: : : : : : Maid of all work?

: : : : : Or how about Renaissance man?

: : : : man for all seasons?

: : : Here's a few that come to mind:
: : : Multi-tasking
: : : Guy / Gal Friday
: : : "Go-for" boy
: : : Wears many hats
: : : Gaffer
: : : Chief, cook and bottle washer

: : : Why don't you just ask your boss? Then post it here. I'm curious to what was said.

: : Another vote for posting it. I'd like to know too. --rb

: Please post it! By the way, what is a brain fart?

If it sounded "sort of French," the word could be "passepartout," which literally means "it fits/enters everywhere." But it doesn't start with M, and it's "three words" only if you break it down in its original 3, so...