any old thing

any old thing

Any thing at all. You can wear any old thing tonight, it's not a fancy event. It's not just any old thing—it's my grandfather's pocketwatch. We need to find it!
See also: any, old, thing

any old thing

Fig. just anything, not necessarily old. Just give me one. I don't care which. Just give me any old thing.
See also: any, old, thing

ˈany old thing, time, place, etc.

(spoken) it does not matter which thing, when, where, etc: Come on, let’s go out now — you can do the housework any old time.We can’t have any old person looking after the kids — it has to be someone reliable.
See also: any, old
References in classic literature ?
Oh, I don't know, any old thing, starvation chiefly, I suppose.
ANOTHER judge/rat deserts the sinking ship as Danny O'Nobody quits The Voice to concentrate on any old thing.
They are a great pulsating rabble who are distinguished only by our desire to write any old thing for any kind of ephemeral publication" - London Mayor Boris Johnson on journalists.
And the presents are not just any old thing - they will include items such as Burberry coats, diamante collars and even cologne for dogs.
judge/rat deserts the sinking the ship as Danny O'Nobody quits The Voice to concentrate on any old thing.
But this girl doesn't just nip to the shops in any old thing - she donned a highly-styled outfit of knee-high boots and a thigh-skimming polka-dot number.