or other

or other

Or another possible alternative. Used after words or phrases beginning with "some." Eh, don't worry about it. Some person or other will come around and clean it up later. Oh, they were talking about something or other—I couldn't quite hear them. A: "Where are my keys?" B: "There here somewhere or other—you had them coming in last night."
See also: other

something or other

An indeterminate thing; something. Oh, they were talking about something or other, I couldn't quite hear them.
See also: other, something

something or other

something unspecified; one thing or another. I can't remember what Ann saidsomething or other. A messenger came by and dropped off something or other at the front desk.
See also: other

or other

One besides the one mentioned. This phrase is used to emphasize indefinite words beginning with some, such as someone, somehow, sometime, somewhere. For example, Someone or other will be taking tickets at the door, or I can't remember where I put the lawn rake, but it's somewhere or other in the garage, or Somehow or other be found one that matched. [c. 1600]
See also: other
References in classic literature ?
For of other affections, there is occasion given, but now and then; and therefore it was well said, Invidia festos dies non agit: for it is ever working upon some or other.
From Britain's point of view, the foremost continuing obstacle was our principled reluctance to have any direct contact with any organisation, which was in any way involved in, or responsible for 'terrorism' of any kind--but particularly if it was directed against civilians or other innocent third parties.
One answer is that undo student silence typically indicates any of the following symptoms: (1) apathy toward the topic at hand or to the learning process itself; (2) a student who is not comprehending, is overwhelmed, or is bored; (3) a student who is self- or other isolated from the learning community; and/ or (4) a student who has not learned the value of or strategies of engagement or who does not appreciate or believe in that value.