this and that


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this and that

Miscellany; a lot of different, varying things. A: "What did you and Steve talk about when you met for dinner?" B: "Oh, this and that. We don't really get into deep or meaningful conversations."
See also: and, that, 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, that, this

ˌthis and ˈthat

(also ˌthis, that and the ˈother) (informal) a number of different things: We talked about this and that for a while and then had dinner.
See also: and, that, this