Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

odds and sods

An assortment of small, miscellaneous items, especially those that are not especially important or valuable. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I can never find my what I need amongst all the odds and sods in this drawer! I wish the house weren't so cluttered up with odds and sods.
See also: and, odds, sod

the old sod

The country of one's birth or lineage; one's native soil. Primarily heard in UK. Some day, when I've earned enough, I'll be able to move my family back to the old sod.
See also: old, sod

sod all

Nothing whatsoever; very little or nothing of consequence. Primarily heard in UK. I'm trying to get going on this research project, but I've done sod all so far! A: "What did you talk about with your old classmates at the reunion?" B: "Sod all, really. They're quite a boring bunch, after all these years."
See also: all, sod

Sod's law

The axiom that if something can go wrong, it will. (Known as "Murphy's Law" in North America.) Primarily heard in UK. The manager always tries to anticipate Sod's law, having us prepare for anything that could possibly go wrong on a project.
See also: law

blow/sodtaboo ˈthis/ˈthat for a game of soldiers

(British English, slang) used by somebody who does not want to do something because it is annoying or involves too much effort: After waiting for twenty minutes more, he thought ‘sod this for a game of soldiers’, and left.
See also: blow, game, of, sod, soldier, that, this

blow/sodtaboo ˈthat for a lark

(British English, slang) used by somebody who does not want to do something because it involves too much effort: Sod that for a lark! I’m not doing any more tonight.
A lark is a thing that you do for fun or as a joke.
See also: blow, lark, sod, that

ˌSod’s ˈLaw

(British English, humorous) the tendency for things to happen in just the way that you do not want, and in a way that is not useful: The band always plays better when they’re not being recorded — but that’s Sod’s Law, isn’t it?
See also: law

sod off

v. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
To go away. Used chiefly as a command.
See also: off, sod
References in periodicals archive ?
With today's ecological concerns, many more people are considering sod for its environmental benefits.
SOD theory was greatly influenced by the writings of the French postmodern philosophers, specifically Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) and Felix Guattari (1930-1992) and, to a lesser extent, Jean-Francois Lyotard (1924-1998), Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007), and Paul Virilio (b.
The aim of the present study was to see whether SOD activity was associated with age, sex and rural or urban status in the three groups of Spanish people (newborns, children and young).
He and his wife, Frederike, ran a successful sod farm for 10 years in Bielefeld in the western part of Germany, before they began a new life in Oregon, he said.
The conventional process for growing sod in outdoor fields produces just one crop a year," Baldwin says.
Andre explains in the sod industry, it takes three years before you get a crop, so fields are always in rotation.
Some farmers used ox teams to break the prairie sod with John Deere's steel plow.
The natural fields need time for the sod to firmly take root and will be ready this spring.
447(a) and (c) pro vide exceptions for corporations of partnerships with corporate partners that operate sod or nursery farms, S corporations and corporations with gross receipts of $1 million or less.
The first houses were built with layers of sod, with roofs made of poles covered by additional sod or hay.
And so to the sod houses site at http://websteader.
He fell into sod farming after graduating from Fort Morgan High School, working at a Denver sod farm and soaking up all he could learn, including the fact that sod is a crop that comes back after hailstorms, a plague for Colorado's Eastern Plains.
In this review we evaluate the mode of action and effects of the SOD isoforms with respect to oxidative stress resistance, correlating age, species, and specificity of plants during development.
Turfgrass sod and trees look inviting, lure customers, and help moderate summer heat.
Introducing SOD and GPX measurements in laboratory medicine application requires identification of the biological sources of variation for: assessing the desired performance characteristics of a test, deriving the utility of the conventional population-based reference interval, and defining significant differences that imply changes in serial results from an individual [3].