everybody and his dog

everybody and his dog

Used hyperbolically to express a large number or a majority of people. I'm so jealous, everybody and his dog is going on a vacation this summer except for me.
See also: and, dog, everybody
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And after everybody and his dog has had a chance to take a look, the decadent digs will be auctioned off to the highest bidders, with proceeds going to PAWS/LA (Pets are Wonderful Support), a nonprofit organization that helps people with AIDS and HIV feed and care for their pets.