Origin of all-purpose
Examples from the Web for all-purpose
Or maybe we are just whiny wimps, an all-purpose explanation for every descent-of-man phenomenon that never is far off the mark.Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies|Kent Sepkowitz|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This all-purpose response would also allow one to deny that there is a missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777.Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang|Karl W. Giberson|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the pope thought of him more as an all-purpose authority on anything scientific or technical.
But college is not like some sort of all-purpose herbal supplement that cures bunions and also colic; it teaches specific skills.
He had hanged himself with 550 cord, an all-purpose green string that looks like a shoelace and can hold 550 pounds.
An all-purpose goat's milk, Parmesan type, eaten sliced when young, grated when old.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
The carabao, or water buffalo, is the one all-purpose farm animal.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
It would be nice if we could report that they are fit for all-purpose service, on a wide range of planets.The Hunters|William Morrison
They were sitting in All-Purpose Lounges, arranged in a circle.Subjectivity|Norman Spinrad
Runkel's All-Purpose Cocoa is the finest quality chocolate, already a powder, all ready to use!Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson