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.
- this is where i came in,
- this side of,
Examples from the Web for this and that
At home the Chief says rapidly, "Send a wire to So-and-so telling him this-and-that."
Mademoiselle So-and-so, Miss This-and-that,—we'll arrange all that.A Noble Name|Claire Von Glmer
And there were some this-and-that and be-damned-to-em people who would never get this inventionthe dirty, thieving rats!