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odds and sods
An assortment of small, miscellaneous items, especially those that are not especially important or valuable. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I can never find my what I need amongst all the odds and sods in this drawer! I wish the house weren't so cluttered up with odds and sods.
the old sod
The country of one's birth or lineage; one's native soil. Primarily heard in UK. Some day, when I've earned enough, I'll be able to move my family back to the old sod.
Nothing whatsoever; very little or nothing of consequence. Primarily heard in UK. I'm trying to get going on this research project, but I've done sod all so far! A: "What did you talk about with your old classmates at the reunion?" B: "Sod all, really. They're quite a boring bunch, after all these years."
The axiom that if something can go wrong, it will. (Known as "Murphy's Law" in North America.) The manager always tries to anticipate Sod's law, having us prepare for anything that could possibly go wrong on a project.
See also: law
v. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
To go away. Used chiefly as a command.