everybody and their dog

everybody and their dog

Used hyperbolically to express a large number or a majority of people. I'm so jealous, everybody and their dog is going on a vacation this summer except for me.
See also: and, dog, everybody
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We would like to thank everybody and their dogs who have supported us, along with all the stall holders and sponsors, because without you all it would never have been the success it undoubtedly has been.
ON behalf of everyone at Huddersfield Fun4Paws can I thank everybody and their dogs who turned up to support our Bark in The Park on Saturday.