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and so on

  1. (idiomatic) Used to indicate that a list continues in a similar manner.
    Synonyms: and so forth, etc., et cetera, you name it
    Put things where you will use them: sponges next to the sink, knives next to the cutting board, and so on.
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing", "share the things you love with the world" and so on.
    • 2023 March 8, Christian Wolmar, “Labour passes up the chance to deliver a forceful rail policy”, in RAIL, number 978, page 35:
      [] It could ensure that the labour force is on board with a scheme to make the railways a key area of skills development - not just in engineering, but in other aspects of railway operation, just as it was under BR. And so on. But at the moment, all we are hearing are vague plans to 'renationalise the railways', whereas what is needed is a well-worked-out strategy for a public-owned railway.


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