Uncle Tom Cobley and all

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Uncle Tom Cobley and all

And a large number of other people; et al. Used to indicate that a list of people is frustratingly long. An allusion to a folk song called "Widecombe Fair," the chorus of which lists a large number of people ending with "Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all." Sometimes spelled "Cobleigh." Primarily heard in UK. Everyone from the Prime Minister, the Governor of Bank of England, the Mayor of London, the Director of the International Monetary Fund to Uncle Tom Cobley and all convinced us that we needed these austerity measures to survive the recession, yet here we are nearly a decade later, and information comes to surface that this was all an elaborate con job.
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Uncle Tom Cobley (or Cobleigh) and all

used to denote a long list of people. British informal
Uncle Tom Cobley is the last of a long list of men enumerated in the ballad ‘Widdicombe Fair’, which dates from around 1800 .
1966 Guardian It seems clear that a compromise, half-way solution had equally been ruled out by Government, Opposition, economists, press, TV, Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all.
See also: all, and, tom, uncle
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Folk who voted Conservative at the last election did so knowing they were happy for Mrs May to become PM, and not for Boris Johnson, or Sajid Javed or Uncle Tom Cobley.
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A well-documented phenomenon in youth sport (Cobley et al., 2009), the relative-age effect (RAE) represents a bias in the form of an over- representation of athletes born early in the selection year (Musch and Grondin, 2001).
Como consequencia dessa variavel, tem-se o Efeito da Idade Relativa (EIR), que consiste na possivel vantagem obtida pelo atleta agrupado em um escalonamento etario dentro do mesmo ano de selecao de uma mesma categoria (Carling e colaboradores, 2009; Cobley e Basker, 2009; Musch e Grondin, 2001).
Hannah Cobley, 28, was charged with killing the baby on Thursday (August 30), the force added.
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He would hold the responsibility for supervising all of Westpac's business operations in Asia as well as client, partner and regulator relationships and would report to Lyn Cobley, group executive for Westpac Institutional Bank.
ON his visit to the UK, Barack Obama, the US President is expected to join forces with the IMF, the World Bank and Uncle Tom Cobley and all in an impertinent and unwarranted interference in the UK democratic process, by siding with the 'Remain' campaign in the EU referendum.
Jenna Davidson and Nichola Cobley also won the best neonatal nurse award after they scored the same highest mark in their practical examinations - both are now fully quali-fied as neonatal nurses.
SIR - Great news that France, quickly followed by Russia, has joined in the free-for-all, dog's-dinner bombingfest in Syria along with all the usual suspects, America, Britain, Canada, old uncle Tom Cobley and all.
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In the commercial department, Rob Cobley and David Bayliss have been promoted to partner.
Detective Sergeant Graham Cobley of North Wales Police said: "We welcome this prison sentence which clearly shows how these new powers can and will continue to be used to prevent further harm and protect victims from repeat offending.