or other

or other

Or another possible alternative. Used after words or phrases beginning with "some." Eh, don't worry about it. Some person or other will come around and clean it up later. Oh, they were talking about something or other—I couldn't quite hear them. A: "Where are my keys?" B: "There here somewhere or other—you had them coming in last night."
See also: other

something or other

An indeterminate thing; something. Oh, they were talking about something or other, I couldn't quite hear them.
See also: other, something
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

something or other

something unspecified; one thing or another. I can't remember what Ann saidsomething or other. A messenger came by and dropped off something or other at the front desk.
See also: other
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

or other

One besides the one mentioned. This phrase is used to emphasize indefinite words beginning with some, such as someone, somehow, sometime, somewhere. For example, Someone or other will be taking tickets at the door, or I can't remember where I put the lawn rake, but it's somewhere or other in the garage, or Somehow or other be found one that matched. [c. 1600]
See also: other
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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References in classic literature ?
For of other affections, there is occasion given, but now and then; and therefore it was well said, Invidia festos dies non agit: for it is ever working upon some or other. And it is also noted, that love and envy do make a man pine, which other affections do not, because they are not so continual.
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* Reinforcement of the process through financial or other incentives.
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