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one-size-fits-all

[wuhn-sahyz-fits-awl] /ˈwʌnˈsaɪzˌfɪtsˈɔl/
adjective
1.
(of clothing) designed to fit people of a wide range of sizes.
2.
Informal. acceptable or used for a wide variety of purposes or circumstances; appealing or suitable to a variety of tastes.
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British Dictionary definitions for one size fits all

one-size-fits-all

adjective
1.
relating to policies or approaches that are standard and not tailored to individual needs
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Slang definitions & phrases for one size fits all

one size fits all

adjective phrase

Of broad or universal application: Social Security is a one-size-fits-all program, run entirely out of Washington/ A one-size-fits-all approach in public education is unfair to youngsters with disabilities

[1990s+; fr the labels on caps, gloves, and other products that accommodate all wearer sizes]


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