catch-all

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catch-all

n
a. something designed to cover a variety of situations or possibilities
b. (as modifier): a catch-all clause.
Translations

catch-all

[ˈkætʃˌɔːl]
A. ADJ [regulation, clause etc] → general; [phrase] → para todo
B. N algo que sirve para todo
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With the collapse of print's business model and the downsizing of newspaper staffs, too many beats have disappeared or been telescoped into catch-alls such as "women's issues" or "politics.
The second one of these catch-alls asks if they consider that engineering in the UK will enjoy a relatively successful period in the next 12 months: this one fell off the cliff between September and December last year, going from -1 to -55, and has now progressed to -58.
But there is surely something sinister in the possibility of Merseyrail's new ticket barriers being used as catch-alls for illegal immigrants, tax evaders and social security scroungers.