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....
judge/rat deserts the sinking the 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.
ANOTHER judge/rat deserts the sinking 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.