catch-all

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From catch + all.

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catch-all (plural catch-alls)

  1. Any place or repository where things are placed indiscriminately or without careful thought.
    If you're not careful, the entrance table will quickly become a catch-all for things that come in the door.
    The category was a catch-all for items that were not filed elsewhere.
    Cancer is a catch-all term that encompasses a wide variety of diseases.

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