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

Share this entry

one-size-fits-all

adjective

informal
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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: one-size-fits-all

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.