any old

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any old

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see any,‎ old.
  2. (idiomatic, informal) Any, absolutely any, any typical, a run-of-the-mill.
    You don't need special tools for this; any old hard surface will do.
    This wasn't just any old fan, but the president of his local fan club.
    • 1966, Otis Redding (with Steve Cropper), The Soul Album, "Any Ole Way" lyrics:
      I don't do the things that you do
      I don't go the places that you go
      I don't say the bad things that you say
      But I love you any way, Dara
      I love you any ole way, Dara
      I love you any way, Dara


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