- cure-allsN-COUNT: oft N for nA cure-all is something that is believed, usually wrongly, to be able to solve all the problems someone or something has, or to cure a wide range of illnesses.
He said the introduction of market discipline to the economy was not a magic cure-all for its problems...
Broussais was the first physician to use leeches as a cure-all.Syn:
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