somebody/something/somewhere or 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
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something or other

see under or other.
See also: other, something
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ˈsomebody/ˈsomething/ˈsomewhere or other

used when you do not think it is necessary to be more exact about somebody/something, or to show that the person/thing/place mentioned does not have much importance or value in your opinion: ‘What did you have for pudding?’ ‘Oh, something or other covered with cream.’‘Where’s your pen?’ ‘Oh, I lent it to someone or other at work and they forgot to give it back.’
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