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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.

catch-all

noun [C] uk   /ˈkætʃ.ɔːl/  us   /-ɑːl/
a very general description
Translations of “catch-all”
in Chinese (Traditional) 籠統的, 包羅萬象的, 面面俱到的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宽泛的, 包罗万象的, 面面俱到的…
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