everybody and his mother

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everybody and his mother

  1. (idiomatic) A large assortment of people.
    • 1868 February 5, “Clutha Ferry Races”, Bruce Herald, Bruce, NZ:
      On Thursday the same remark would have applied equally to Tokomairiro; everybody and his mother seemed to be paying us a visit.

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