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(all) in one

Simultaneously; happening or existing at the same time. Usually used in reference to someone or something that serves multiple roles or has multiple purposes. They're advertising their latest product as a miniature computer and a mobile phone all in one. As an intern at the publishing house, I was basically a personal assistant, gofer, proofreader, and warehouse laborer in one.
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in ˈone

used to say that somebody/something has different roles, contains different things or is used for different purposes: She’s a mother and company director in one.It’s a public relations office, a press office and a private office all in one.
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