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Suitable for or used in all circumstances:‘people want greater choice—the end of a one-size-fits-all approach’
- ‘The concern about Trips is that it is too much of a one-size-fits-all approach that works to the detriment of developing nations.’
- ‘This one-size-fits-all approach would not allow local jurisdictions to decide how much access is appropriate at each road end.’
- ‘Some styles are better than others, but there is no one-size-fits-all approach that works for everyone.’
- ‘A one-size-fits-all legislative approach could disturb this balance.’
- ‘The pay terms of the agreement were the best deal possible given the shortcomings of the one-size-fits-all approach, he said.’
- ‘One of the fears about the new health set-up is that the service in an area like the North West could lose out in a one-size-fits-all approach.’
- ‘Insurance underwriting is a skilled exercise and a one-size-fits-all approach is not appropriate.’
- ‘New Zealand's experience in economic and social development has shown that a one-size-fits-all approach does not get the best results.’
- ‘So, in the absence of such a tool, government uses a one-size-fits-all approach to governing.’
- ‘Worse than that, it tries to have a one-size-fits-all sort of approach to the many professions and occupations involved in the health sector.’
- ‘The real strength of Mills' book lies in her repudiation of a one-size-fits-all approach to domestic violence.’
- ‘His approach is not a one-size-fits-all recipe of quick fixes.’
- ‘We have to be careful with this one-size-fits-all approach.’
- ‘The one-size-fits-all approach can never accommodate the vast differences in the intellectual capacity of individual pupils.’
- ‘In an effort to maintain success and enjoy balanced living we must remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to life.’
- ‘Individual laptops can overcome the limitations of traditional one-size-fits-all approaches to school education.’
- ‘He told a fathers' rights conference in Dublin he was committed to sensible reform of the one-size-fits-all approach to family legislation.’
- ‘What we've found is that consumers have very different needs that can't be fulfilled by a one-size-fits-all approach.’
- ‘Now is the time to abandon hierarchical norms, abandon the sink-or-swim approach to management, abandon the one-size-fits-all career path.’
- ‘‘It is right and proper that we don't take a one-size-fits-all approach,’ he said.’
1970s (originally denoting a garment designed to fit people of all sizes).
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