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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.
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chief cook and bottlewasher

A person in charge of numerous duties, both vital and trivial, as in We have no secretaries or clerks; the department head is chief cook and bottlewasher and does it all . [Slang; c. 1840]
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chief cook and bottle-washer

a person who performs a variety of important but routine tasks. informal
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chief cook and bottle washer

verb
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THE chief cook and bottle washer of my life has decided to move out.
In fact, outside of the studio, she just might be the chief cook and bottle washer.