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such and such

or such-and-such

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adjective
  1. definite or particular, but not named or specified: They turned out to be such and such kind of people.
noun
  1. something or someone not specified: if such and such should happen.

Origin of such and such

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for such and such

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Historical Examples

  • They carried such-and-such bombs in such-and-such quantities.

    Pariah Planet

    Murray Leinster

  • I am pressed to own that such-and-such a character "is taken from So-and-so."

    The Lowest Rung

    Mary Cholmondeley

  • They dined together at Isaac Leveson's on such-and-such dates.'

    A Black Adonis

    Linn Boyd Porter

  • Why must they fold their bed-clothes in such-and-such an exact way?

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke

  • An officer should not ask a man: "Would you like to do such-and-such a task?"

    The Armed Forces Officer

    U. S. Department of Defense


Idioms and Phrases with such and such

such and such

Not specified, unnamed and undetermined, as in They agreed to meet at such and such a time and place. [Mid-1500s]

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