be all things to all men

быть "всем для всех" (часто, но не всегда, употребляется с намеком на двуличие, политическую хитрость)

In many ways, Fr. Zee is a celebrity of sorts in the best Jesuit tradition of "All things to all Men." — Во многих отношениях брат Зи - это своего рода знаменитость в лучших традициях тех иезуитов, которые стремятся «быть всем для всех» в лучших, подвижнических традициях Ордена иезуитов.


The English annotation is below. (English-Russian). 2003.

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