any old thing, time, place, etc.

any old place

Any place at all. Typically used in negative constructions to convey that one should go to a specific location or type of location. No, you shouldn't meet your date at any old place. Make sure it's somewhere public. Oh, we can go to any old place you like—I'm just happy to spend time with you. You can't find these ingredients at any old place. You'd have to go to a specialty grocery store.
See also: any, old, place

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 pocket watch. We need to find it! A: "It's a potluck? Oh, I'm not a great cook, you know." B: "Don't trouble yourself, just bring any old thing you can slap together."
See also: any, old, thing

any old time

Any time at all. Typically used in negative constructions to convey that something should be done at a specific time. You can't just come into work at any old time. You need to be here before we open to the public! I'm free all day tomorrow, so we can meet at any old time. I'll be here all day, so you can stop by for your casserole dish any old time.
See also: any, old, time
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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
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