Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Idioms and Phrases with this and that

this and that

Also, this, that, and the other. Various miscellaneous items, one thing and another, as in He said this and that about the budget, but nothing new or of great substance, or We spent all evening chatting about this, that, and the other. The first idiom was first recorded in 1581; the variant dates from the early 1900s.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Examples from the Web for this and that

Historical Examples

  • Mademoiselle So-and-so, Miss This-and-that,—we'll arrange all that.

    A Noble Name

    Claire Von Glmer

  • At home the Chief says rapidly, "Send a wire to So-and-so telling him this-and-that."

  • And there were some this-and-that and be-damned-to-em people who would never get this inventionthe dirty, thieving rats!