[ bot-l-wosh-er, -waw-sher ]
/ ˈbɒt lˌwɒʃ ər, -ˌwɔ ʃər /
a person or machine that washes bottles.
chief cook and bottlewasher, a person who does a wide variety of routine, sometimes menial, tasks: He's not just sales manager, he's the chief cook and bottlewasher in this firm.
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Idioms and Phrases with chief cook and bottlewasher
chief cook and bottlewasher
A person in charge of numerous duties, both vital and trivial, as in We have no secretaries or clerks; the department head is chief cook and bottlewasher and does it all. [Slang; c. 1840]
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