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Opponents of CRT now invoke it as a catchall term for any discussion of systemic racism.

From Time

Exploiting that uncertainty, there has been an effort on the right to use the phrase as something of a catchall for nearly any discussion of or focus on race that might trigger frustration.

They took “carel” and spat out the word “curry” as a catchall for the food their local cooks would make for them.

From Ozy

Tracking assignments in a written planner allows students to keep all their assignments in one streamlined place and acts as a catchall, particularly when they have teachers who communicate in different ways.

Defensive runs saved, a catchall FanGraphs metric that measures players in relation to the average, ranks Schwarber as baseball’s second-worst left fielder since 2017.

Kocurek said he was told he had been terminated “for cause,” a catchall term that allows dismissal for just about any reason.

An accusation of witchcraft is vague enough to serve as a kind of catchall for discontent.

This department is a catchall for a lot of items, and it hides a lot of leaks and wastes in business.

The IMF's propensity to provide a "catchall" one-measure-fits-all panacea is nothing short of shortsighted and disastrous.

Most of you in this Chamber didn't know what was in this catchall bill and report.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to catchall, such as: broad, comprehensive, across-the-board, all-around, all the options, and all together.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.