something or other

see under or other.

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Examples from the Web for something or other

Historical Examples of something or other

  • It was Chateau of something-or-other, and of some year, but Breen was too wise to correct him.


    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • Turn up the reference, Polky—Ecclesiastes something-or-other.


    Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • "Well, we're in a nice puddle of something-or-other," Cardon greeted him.


    Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

  • Get off my clothes this instant, you hobnailed son of a something-or-other!

    News from the Duchy

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • "Perhaps you've never heard the old saying of the something-or-other who always laughs at his own jokes," retorted Hilda.

    The Woodcraft Girls at Camp

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy