Origin of cure-all
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for cure-all
But Islamic law has not proven to be the cure-all northerners hoped it would be.African Taliban Terrorizes Nigeria
August 11, 2009
The "single taxer" sees in this a cure-all for the ills of society.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice
Cross-pollination, be it remembered, is not a cure-all for failures to set fruit.The Pears of New York
U. P. Hedrick
Then cure-all salve must be rubbed in where patches of skin came off.Grand-Daddy Whiskers, M.D.
Nellie M. Leonard
Let us pray that they be given the ballot to prove to them its utter futility as a cure-all.Unicorns
Of course it has the patent-medicine flavor, too; Detroit, by her "slogan," is a cure-all.Abroad at Home
- something reputed to cure all ailments
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Word Origin and History for cure-all
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A remedy that cures all diseases or evils; a panacea.
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