so-and-so


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so-and-so

1. Some unnamed or unknown person. They always have some important so-and-so up on the stage giving a lecture no one cares about. I heard that so-and-so from down the road is declaring bankruptcy.
2. A euphemistic address for a despised or despicable person. The rotten so-and-so stole the company's pension fund and ran off to the Bahamas with it! You lousy so-and-so! This car you sold me is a piece of junk!

so-and-so

a despised person. (This expression is used in place of other very insulting terms. Often modified, as in the examples.) You dirty so-and-so! I can't stand you! Don't you call me a so-and-so, you creep!

so-and-so

n. a euphemistic way of addressing someone with an insulting term of address. (This is usually euphemistic for son of a bitch. However, it is also used for good friends, especially male to male, to show affection.) This lousy so-and-so tried to take me for 400 bucks.
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"When we start working," she says, "there will be fewer instances of men asking women to pour tea or calling you 'Miss so-and-so.'"
"Every month when I go to the Harley Owners Group meetings, they ask, 'Is so-and-so still there?
"We hired so-and-so because he claimed to have experience?"
I'm the person who'll go door to door: knock on a door and say, 'Hey, we need your vote for so-and-so. He's a good man,' or 'She's a good woman, and they're trying to make a change.'
'Well, so-and-so is a practising Catholic, but he votes prochoice all the time and he's still receiving Communion.'"
At Giulia Gonzaga's death, her extensive correspondence with Carnesecchi had been seized, and it became one of the inquisitors' favorite tricks to ask Carnesecchi whether he had ever said thus-and-so, or knew so-and-so, or whatever, and when he replied in the negative, to produce a letter trapping him in a lie or an evasion.
She took Franklin along and was astonished at his long memory: "I watched him go through hundreds of sketches and say `This is the movement, this is the dancer, it was choreographed by so-and-so,' and boom!
'Cause I was tired of getting tickets, tired of getting kicked out of spots, tired of do-gooder pedestrians calling the cops on their cell phones and yelling at you, jumping in your way, knobbing everything, hearing about what trick so-and-so did on the rail before you can even lipslide it; just all the competition.
The family is both angry and confused because big brother has been regaling them with stories about how nice he has been to everybody in the world and how many sweets he has been dishing out to so-and-so. And now so-and-so has come and thrown this brick at the house and hurt the little kids.
It should leave people sputtering and denying that they were the model for so-and-so. Watch for the Post to run a chart of the characters.
"You can easily get to your destination when explained it is located at so-and-so number of so-and-so street, like in other countries," one official said.
It is not surprising, he says, to find that a person who was reported dead "is actually living down the street next door to so-and-so."
But if somebody is seen in a bar with someone else, that's detrimental gossip." Other off-limits subjects, she adds, include "weight, if somebody's looking old or if so-and-so has a problem with his son." Why?
Mackey calls upon us, for example, to resist "shallow, simplistic readings" of black literature "that belabor the most obvious aspects of the writer's work and situation, readings that go something like this: 'So-and-so is a black writer.