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catchall

[kach-awl]
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noun
  1. a bag, basket, or other receptacle for odds and ends.
  2. something that covers a wide variety of items or situations: The list is just a catchall of things I want to see or do on vacation.
adjective
  1. covering a wide variety of items or situations: The anthology is a catchall collection.

Origin of catchall

1830–40, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase catch all
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