I want to know if there exists an idiom that conveys the meaning of one solution fitting all problems in all scenarios?

What swim into my mind are two phrases: 1) silver bullet, 2) one size fits all. For the former, I thought it is more of the complexity of the problem than the scope of problems; while for the later I thought it is better but concentrates more on size. In the Chinese world the phrase would be "放之四海而皆准" meaning that a rule or solution can apply to any situation worldwide.

Any more native expressions for that?

  • Do you have a specific example/scenario? And an example sentence? I think that would be helpful. – Em. Nov 24 '19 at 7:36
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    Universal panacea? – Michael Harvey Nov 24 '19 at 9:19
  • @MichaelHarvey That does exist! Thanks! I found two more phrases from its Wikipedia page: Snake oil and Quackery. – Lerner Zhang Nov 24 '19 at 11:27
  • A universal panacea, if genuine, will solve every problem, but snake oil and quackery are always false or fraudulent offerings. – Michael Harvey Nov 24 '19 at 12:19
  • @MichaelHarvey OK, glad to know that. Thanks. – Lerner Zhang Nov 24 '19 at 13:38

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