Strictly speaking 'dans tous les sens' means 'in all directions', hence the image of the headless chicken...
Hope this helps!
Hier, il ________ dans tous les sens !Yesterday, he ran around like a headless chicken!
It seems to me it would make more sense as "Sans tous les sens."
Is this a typo?
courir dans tous les sens is correct. It means to run around aimlessly, to scurry around.
So I just made up a new French idiom?
At least you rediscovered it. It's been around before. Sorry to burst your bubble :)
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