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cure-all

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Definition of cure-all in English:

noun

1A medicine or other remedy that will supposedly cure any ailment: it was prized as a cure-all, for there seemed to be few common ailments which did not respond to treatment with comfrey
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  • Once deciphered, the scrolls were found to contain the ancient Egyptian equivalent of a medical manual, complete with herbal remedies and cure-alls.
  • Historically, whey was considered a cure-all used to heal ailments ranging from gastrointestinal complaints to joint and ligament problems.
  • But in October when the horse fell ill, he took it to a surgeon with veterinary skills to be bled - a cure-all for every ailment at the time.
1.1A solution to any problem: unfortunately, the new output circuitry is not a cure-all
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  • He is not against raising the people's standard of living, but he insists that economic solutions are not a cure-all, and that moral factors also need to be taken into account.
  • When it comes to wireless, no one solution is a cure-all - it all depends on your business.
  • Of course, technology is not a cure-all solution as innovations that create economic growth simultaneously destroy specific jobs as new technologies replace older ones.

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