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English definition of “catch-all”


adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkætʃ.ɔːl/ us    /-ɑːl/
general and intended to include everything: "South London" is a catch-all phrase/term for anywhere south of the river.Complete and wholeVery and extreme


noun [C] uk   /ˈkætʃ.ɔːl/ us    /-ɑːl/
a very general descriptionSummaries and summarisingAccounts and stories
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