everyone

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everyone and his brother

A lot of people. The phrase is not only used to apply to men. Geez, everyone and his brother was riding the subway with me this morning—I could barely push through the crowd at my stop!
See also: and, brother, everyone

everyone and his cousin

Used hyperbolically to express a large number or a majority of people. I'm so jealous, everyone and his cousin is going on a vacation this summer except for me.
See also: and, cousin, everyone

everyone and his dog

Used hyperbolically to express a large number or a majority of people. I'm so jealous, everyone and his dog is going on a vacation this summer except for me.
See also: and, dog, everyone

everyone and his mother

Used hyperbolically to express a large number or a majority of people. I'm so jealous, everyone and his mother is going on a vacation this summer except for me.
See also: and, everyone, mother

everyone and his mum

Used hyperbolically to express a large number or a majority of people. Primarily heard in UK. I'm so jealous, everyone and his mum is going on a vacation this summer except for me.
See also: and, everyone, mum

everyone and his uncle

Used hyperbolically to express a large number or a majority of people. I'm so jealous, everyone and his uncle is going on a vacation this summer except for me.
See also: and, everyone, uncle

everyone and their brother

A large number or a majority of people. Used hyperbolically. Everyone and their brother is going to be at the wedding this July, I hope I can make it too.
See also: and, brother, everyone

everyone and their dog

A large number or a majority of people. Used hyperbolically. I'm so jealous, everyone and their dog is going on a vacation this summer except for me.
See also: and, dog, everyone

everyone and their mother

A large number or a majority of people. Used hyperbolically. I'm so nervous, everyone and their mother is coming to our show tonight.
See also: and, everyone, mother

everyone and their mum

Used hyperbolically to express a large number or a majority of people. Primarily heard in UK. I'm so jealous, everyone and their mum is going on a vacation this summer except for me.
See also: and, everyone, mum

everyone and their uncle

Used hyperbolically to express a large number or a majority of people. I'm so jealous, everyone and their uncle is going on a vacation this summer except for me. Everyone and their uncle has that brand of smartphone. I'd rather have something a bit more unique.
See also: and, everyone, uncle
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everyone

see entries under every man.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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A series of experiments and arguments proves to every man that he, as an object of observation, is subject to certain laws, and man submits to them and never resists the laws of gravity or impermeability once he has become acquainted with them.
Every man, savage or sage, however incontestably reason and experiment may prove to him that it is impossible to imagine two different courses of action in precisely the same conditions, feels that without this irrational conception (which constitutes the essence of freedom) he cannot imagine life.
We want in every man a long logic; we cannot pardon the absence of it, but it must not be spoken.
In every man's mind, some images, words and facts remain, without effort on his part to imprint them, which others forget, and afterwards these illustrate to him important laws.
Every man, in the degree in which he has wit and culture, finds his curiosity inflamed concerning the modes of living and thinking of other men, and especially of those classes whose minds have not been subdued by the drill of school education.
At the end of one of his books Caxton begs folk to notice "that it is not written with pen and ink as other books be, to the end that every man may have them at once.
And fain would I satisfy every man. And so to do I took an old book and read therein, and certainly the English was so rude and broad that I could not well understand it.
Certainly it is hard to please every man by cause of diversity and change of language.
Every man owns something, if it is only a cow, or a wheel-barrow, or his arms, and so has that property to dispose of.
Every man finds a sanction for his simplest claims and deeds in decisions of his own mind, which he calls Truth and Holiness.
Every man's nature is a sufficient advertisement to him of the character of his fellows.
"That may sound well enough, but it won't do; every man must look after his own soul; you can't lay it down at another man's door like a foundling and expect him to take care of it; and don't you see, if you are always sitting on your box waiting for a fare, they will say,
To keep senators in the interest of the crown, it was proposed that the members should raffle for employment; every man first taking an oath, and giving security, that he would vote for the court, whether he won or not; after which, the losers had, in their turn, the liberty of raffling upon the next vacancy.
As the court, for reasons already given, ought to be numerous, the first scheme will be reprobated by every man who can compare the extent of the public wants with the means of supplying them.
"Nature having herself ordained that every Man should wed two wives --" "Why two?" asked I.