It’s an idiom familiar to British and American English. The phrase is used to refer to something ubiquitous. The subject who is being involved is scattered all over the place. Many other phrases have similar meanings to this idiom like “all over the shop,” “all over the ballpark.”
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a short phrase whose meaning is not literal. For example, “Apple of an eye” is an idiom for someone special or loved. Breaking this phrase will give a completely different meaning. Thus, an idiom is like a short jingle used to express an unexpressed emotion, purpose, or information indirectly. Some other famous phrases of the English language are “adding fuel to the fire” refers to provoke someone to fight or initiate it.
How to use the idiom “All over the show”?
This idiom is most suitable for things, words, signs, or anything spread all over the place thoughtlessly. For example, if the toys are lying everywhere in the house, the phrase will be used in the following manner:
- The toys are all over the show in the house.
- The essay has unnecessary punctuation all over the show.
The idiom has a similar meaning at various places of use. It’s similar to many other phrases of the 19th century. One of those idioms having a similar usage and purpose is “All over the place.” The exact history of the timing when the usage of this phrase started is difficult to pinpoint.