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catchall

[kach-awl] /ˈkætʃˌɔl/
noun
1.
a bag, basket, or other receptacle for odds and ends.
2.
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.
adjective
3.
covering a wide variety of items or situations:
The anthology is a catchall collection.
Origin of catchall
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase catch all
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  • Most of you in this Chamber didn't know what was in this catchall bill and report.

  • The IMF's propensity to provide a "catchall" one-measure-fits-all panacea is nothing short of shortsighted and disastrous.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • This department is a catchall for a lot of items, and it hides a lot of leaks and wastes in business.

    Dollars and Sense Col. Wm. C. Hunter

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