all and sundry


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all and sundry

Everybody. Jason bought drinks for all and sundry to celebrate his promotion.
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all and sundry

Cliché everyone; one and all. Cold drinks were served to all and sundry.
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all and sundry

One and all, as in The salesman gave samples to all and sundry. [Late 1400s]
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all and sundry

All and sundry means everyone rather than particular people. I made tea for all and sundry at the office. He was well known to all and sundry.
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all and sundry

everyone.
1991 Sunday Times In the manner of an Oscar-winner, she thanks all and sundry for their help.
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ˌall and ˈsundry

(informal) everyone; people of all kinds: I don’t like you talking about my personal problems to all and sundry.
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all and sundry

Everyone, both collectively and individually. The term dates from at least the fourteenth century and is tautological—that is, it needlessly repeats the same thing, just as the related each and every does.
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