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one-size-fits-all

[ wuhn-sahyz-fits-awl ]

adjective

  1. (of clothing) designed to fit people of a wide range of sizes.
  2. Informal. acceptable or used for a wide variety of purposes or circumstances; appealing or suitable to a variety of tastes.


one-size-fits-all

adjective

  1. relating to policies or approaches that are standard and not tailored to individual needs


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Word History and Origins

Origin of one-size-fits-all1

First recorded in 1905–10
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Example Sentences

Spreading a one-size-fits-all model for girls' education could backfire.

Wearable technology may be useful, but so far its designs have been clunky and one-size-fits-all.

The federal and state governments create cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all solutions that frustrate rather than serve.

But there's one problem: most papal robes aren't one-size-fits-all.

The clearest lesson learned is that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, although the problems are similar everywhere.

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