so-and-so

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so-and-so (plural so-and-sos)

  1. (idiomatic) A placeholder name for a person or thing, used when a name is not known; a generic name.
    She told me to ask so-and-so, but he didn't know, either.
  2. Some thing or things.
    He will tell you to do so-and-so, but read the instructions first, anyway.
  3. (euphemistic) Used for epithets such as SOB, bastard, etc..
    That miserable so-and-so messed up my work!

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