chief cook and bottle washer


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chief cook and bottle washer

One who is involved in many aspects of a particular situation. Because so many people have left our department recently, I'm the chief cook and bottle washer, doing every little task that comes up.
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chief cook and bottle washer

Fig. the person in charge of practically everything (such as in a very small business). I'm the chief cook and bottle washer around here. I do everything.
See also: and, bottle, chief, cook, washer

chief cook and bottle washer

verb
See also: and, bottle, chief, cook, washer
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I feel a little like a chief cook and bottle washer.
I've gone from barman to head barman, to manager and basically chief cook and bottle washer," he said.
Linda's fallen into the role of chief cook and bottle washer and gives the impression she's hired help.
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