Swiss-army-knife definition

A brand of multi-function pocket knife or multitool, having a blade and various tools, such as screwdrivers and can openers.
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(figuratively, by extension) A tool that has many functions, one for every perceivable need.

The smartphone is the Swiss Army knife of gadgets.

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Noun

Singular:
swiss-army-knife
Plural:
swiss-army-knives