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Definition of one-size-fits-all in English:


Suitable for or used in all circumstances: people want greater choice—the end of a one-size-fits-all approach
More example sentences
  • The one-size-fits-all approach can never accommodate the vast differences in the intellectual capacity of individual pupils.
  • ‘It is right and proper that we don't take a one-size-fits-all approach,’ he said.
  • The concern about Trips is that it is too much of a one-size-fits-all approach that works to the detriment of developing nations.


1970s (originally denoting a garment designed to fit people of all sizes).

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