the whole world and his dog

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the whole world and his dog (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, idiomatic) Everybody; too many people; a huge crowd.
    I'd love to go to the Harry Potter opening, but the whole world and his dog will be there and I don't like crowds

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  • for a list of "whole ___" terms that mean "everything / the whole thing", see the whole nine yards