this and that


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this and that

one thing and another You see a lot of activity in the park, people riding bikes, playing ball, doing this and that.
See also: and, this

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.
See also: and, this