hair and hide

hair and hide

Every single thing or part. Originally referred to that of a slaughtered animal. I'm sure you'll find that thing you're looking for at Grandma's—she keeps everything, hair and hide.
See also: and, hair, hide

hair and hide(, horns and tallow)

Rur. every last thing; every part. (Refers orginally to using every part of slaughtered cattle for something.) They took everything Mary had, hair and hide, horns and tallow. Joe never threw anything away. He found a use for everything, hair and hide.
See also: and, hair, hide