odds and ends

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From a dialectal corruption of ords and ends (points and endings" or "beginnings and ends). More at ord, end.

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odds and ends pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) Miscellaneous things.
    The garage was filled with a random assortment of odds and ends.

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