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everybody and his uncle

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everybody and his uncle

noun phrase

Absolutely everyone: Everybody and his uncle came to the party/ Parvin received advice from everybody and his brother/ ''Will enough people see that?'' ''Everybody and his dog will see that,'' Smith says

[1940s+; in earlier versions going back to the 1860s, his cousin or their mothers-in-law could replace uncle]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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