chief cook and bottle washer


[bot-l-wosh-er, -waw-sher]
a person or machine that washes bottles.
chief cook and bottlewasher, a person who does a wide variety of routine, sometimes menial, tasks: He's not just sales manager, he's the chief cook and bottlewasher in this firm.
Also, bottle-washer.

1860–65; bottle1 + washer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  chief cook and bottle washer
Part of Speech:  n phr
Definition:  a person who is in charge but who also has to attend to the details and menial tasks; supervisor
Usage:  slang's 21st Century Lexicon
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