Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > All waters (I am for).

 All to break (Judges ix. 53).All-work. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
All waters (I am for).
I am a Jack of all trades, can turn my hand to anything, a good all-round man. Like a fish which can live in salt or fresh water.   1
“I am for all waters.”
Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, iv. 3.

 All to break (Judges ix. 53).All-work. 

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