maid of all work

maid of all work
1. : a domestic who does general housework
2. : a person or thing put to a wide variety of uses

the prime minister is the general maid of all work in the cabinet — H.J.Laski

a patrol boat is a sort of maid of all work, ready to do anything — A.P.Herbert

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maid of all work or maidˈ-of-allˈ-work (archaic)
A maid who does general housework
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Main Entry:maid

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