a walking encyclopedia

someone who knows a lot about many different things

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • walking encyclopedia — UK / US or walking dictionary UK / US noun [countable] Word forms walking encyclopedia : singular walking encyclopedia plural walking encyclopedias informal someone who has a lot of knowledge …   English dictionary

  • walking encyclopedia — A very knowledgeable person is a walking encyclopedia …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • walking encyclopedia — {n. phr.} A polymath; a person very well versed in a number of different disciplines. * /My uncle is a veritable walking encyclopedia when it comes to the history of World War II./ Contrast: WALKING DICTIONARY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • walking encyclopedia — {n. phr.} A polymath; a person very well versed in a number of different disciplines. * /My uncle is a veritable walking encyclopedia when it comes to the history of World War II./ Contrast: WALKING DICTIONARY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • walking\ encyclopedia — n. phr. A polymath; a person very well versed in a number of different disciplines. My uncle is a veritable walking encyclopedia when it comes to the history of World War II. Contrast: walking dictionary …   Словарь американских идиом

  • walking encyclopedia — walking encyclo pedia or ,walking dictionary noun count someone who has a lot of knowledge …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • walking encyclopedia — genius, scholar, person who has great knowledge of many subjects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • walking encyclopedia — …   Useful english dictionary

  • a walking encyclopedia — phrase someone who knows a lot about many different things Thesaurus: educated people and expertssynonym degrees and other academic qualificationshyponym Main entry: encyclopedia …   Useful english dictionary

  • walking dictionary — walking encyclopedia UK / US or walking dictionary UK / US noun [countable] Word forms walking encyclopedia : singular walking encyclopedia plural walking encyclopedias informal someone who has a lot of knowledge …   English dictionary

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