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Chief cook and bottle washer

[bot-l-wosh-er, -waw-sher] /ˈbɒt lˌwɒʃ ər, -ˌwɔ ʃər/

a person or machine that washes .
chief cook and bottlewasher, a person who does a wide variety of routine, sometimes menial, tasks:
He’s not just sales manager, he’s the chief cook and bottlewasher in this firm.
noun phrase

a person who is in charge but who also has to attend to the details and menial tasks; supervisor
Usage Note


noun phrase

The person in charge; honcho (1830s+)


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