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Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
a bag, basket, or other receptacle for odds and ends.
something that covers a wide variety of items or situations:
The list is just a catchall of things I want to see or do on vacation.
covering a wide variety of items or situations:
The anthology is a catchall collection.
Americanism; noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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