maid of all work

Definition of maid of all work

  1. 1 :  a domestic who does general housework

  2. 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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