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[wuhn-sahyz-fits-awl] /ˈwʌnˈsaɪzˌfɪtsˈɔl/
(of clothing) designed to fit people of a wide range of sizes.
Informal. acceptable or used for a wide variety of purposes or circumstances; appealing or suitable to a variety of tastes. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for one-size-fits-all
  • People come in a variety of shapes, and it is almost impossible to build a one-size-fits-all suit.
  • Previous efforts were often one-size-fits-all, regardless of age.
  • In other words, not to seek one-size-fits-all answers.
  • For a long time, cancer therapies were a one-size-fits-all, depending on the cancer type.
  • Treating depression is not a one-size-fits-all program, however, and seasonal affective disorder is no exception.
  • But as a one-size-fits-all recipe it is totally unrealistic.
  • There is no one-size-fits-all solution for every social media site.
  • The design phase is about understanding that a one-size-fits-all approach to security in the cloud will not work.
  • Devolving security and development to the village level sounds appealing, but it's not a one-size-fits-all solution, either.
  • And you need to realise that life is a little more complex than a one-size-fits-all-answer that you seem to desperately need.
British Dictionary definitions for one-size-fits-all


relating to policies or approaches that are standard and not tailored to individual needs
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