from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or being a garment or covering designed to accommodate a wide range of sizes.
- adj. Informal Appealing or answering to a wide range of tastes or needs: a one-size-fits-all candidate.
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- adj. Designed to be worn with comfort by people with a wide range of sizes
- adj. Appealing to a wide range of tastes or opinions
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In a speech at the forum a day earlier, current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rejected what she called a "one-size-fits-all approach" for U.S. foreign policy toward countries facing change.
He said a post-crisis Europe should leave behind the idea of 'one-size-fits-all' rules in favour of a 'patchwork' of options that suit countries' needs, echoing remarks made by Cameron in a speech this week.
The one-size-fits-all regulatory regime should be replaced with a scaled approach whereby emerging growth companies would transition into the SEC's disclosure and compliance regime over a period of years following an IPO.
AIA Gold Award winner Adlens demonstrates this with its one-size-fits-all eyeglasses that can be quickly adjusted to the wearer's particular sight-enhancement needs.
Migraine therapy isn't one-size-fits-all, says Richard Lipton, director of the Montefiore Headache Center in the Bronx, N.Y.Treatments for migraine range from over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, to daily preventive prescription medications "for people who lose at least 10% of their life to migraine," Lipton says.
The end, of course, is growth -- and our conceptual and empirical understanding of how to get there is "far too incomplete to permit confidence in a single, one-size-fits-all formula," especially one that assigns no role for government in "the growth recipe."
The critical point, in my opinion, is not to cram everything into a one-size-fits-all ideology.
This cannot be solved in a one-size-fits-all investment strategy as only a contrarian accumulation of specific exchange-valued assets can be effective.
While you still can't get every show or movie you want online, these sites are growing quickly, they're convenient, they're much cheaper than one-size-fits-all cable packages, and all you need is a high-speed Internet connection to access them.
The collapse of the one-size-fits-all image of a corporate ladder is an example.