and change

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and change

  1. (idiomatic) and some quantity, but less than the increment to the next round number.
    • 1993, Dana Stabenow, A Fatal Thaw, →ISBN, page 179:
      Kate saw a wedge of land rearing up nineteen thousand feet and change, its pointed peak testing the boundaries of the sky.
    • 2010, Robert Charles Wilson, Spin - Volume 1, →ISBN:
      She wasn't much taller than five feet and change, and when she pulled off her mask she looked reassuringly human.
    • 2012, Paul Melko, The Broken Universe, →ISBN, page 181:
      “Six hundred and change shares of Grauptham House,” she said. “As soon as we have these notarized in the morning."
    • 2013, Tony Pypka, Raptor, →ISBN, page 180:
      Seven years and a few months after leaving Earth, we where about to survey the last of six planets around an amazingly stable star some eight hundred and change light years from Earth.
    It cost me two dollars and change. (i.e., more than $2 but less than $3)
    How fast was he going? A hundred and change. (i.e., more than 100 but less than 110).
    • "A Million and 1 Questions" by Jay Z.
      This ain't your speed young man, run in your lane / So I can come through doin' a hundred and change
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see and,‎ change.

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