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  • n  an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends

  • The symptoms are so depressingly similar from one urban center to another that they are often lumped together in one catchall phrase: "the problem of the cities.
  • He doesn't have some big, catchall solution.
  • Gulch Designed as a Mob buster, RICO has become a powerful catchall.
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  • Obama Administration Launches ‘Insider Threat’ Program [Report]
    As part of an “Insider Threat” strategy to combat information leaks, the federal government’s catchall crackdown on disclosures of classified info could encourage bureaucrats to spy on each other which could discourage legitimate whistleblowing about waste, fraud, or abuse having nothing to do with national security. A report from the McClatchy Washington bureau that suggests... Read more ...
    June 25, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • How to Make: Spaghetti
    For most of the 20th century, Americans didn't know spaghetti from pasta. Spaghetti was used as a catchall term for wheat noodles of all shapes, and tomato sauce was the default adornment — so much so that it came to be known by the alias "spaghetti sauce." These were dark times. As Corby Kummer recounts in his masterful 1986 Atlantic magazine history of pasta in America,
    June 24, 2013 - The Middletown Press

  • Andrew Jackson in WTOP
    The idea of a second stimulus has become this sort of catchall phrase for adding a lot of additional government spending or doing things, you know, that Democratic leaders in Congress may have wanted to do previously but ...... now would want to... Scott Stanzel TVNZ May 19, 2008 15686 21866 catchall Williamsburg's policy has similar catchall language," Jackson wrote.
  • Nicholas Garaufis in Newsday
    It gives the judges who know most about an individual case and individual defendant the capacity to impose reasonable and just sentences that are not limited to some structure that is established as a catchall,said Brooklyn federal Judge...

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