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(all) rolled into one

Combined into a single entity. That restaurant is like nowhere I've ever been. It's like a diner, an aquarium, and a magic show rolled into one. My boss expects me to be a receptionist, personal assistant, and office manager all rolled into one.
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(all) rolled into one

(of characteristics drawn from different people or things) combined in one person or thing.
1907 George Bernard Shaw Major Barbara My methods…would be no use if I were Voltaire, Rousseau, Bentham, Mill, Dickens, Carlyle, Ruskin, George, Butler, and Morris all rolled into one.
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(all) rolled into ˈone

several qualities/things combined in one place, person, object, etc: It’s a penknife, scissors, corkscrew all rolled into one.He’s a writer, scientist and journalist rolled into one.
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