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all and sundry

Everybody. Jason bought drinks for all and sundry to celebrate his promotion.
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various and sundry

Of or having a large and varied or miscellaneous range. The term is a redundancy ("various" and "sundry" are synonyms) used for emphasis. Shops like these specialize in various and sundry little knickknacks, but rarely anything of real value. I have to distill all the various and sundry details from the experiments into a cohesive report.
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all and sundry

Cliché everyone; one and all. Cold drinks were served to all and sundry.
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all and sundry

One and all, as in The salesman gave samples to all and sundry. [Late 1400s]
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various and sundry

Of different kinds, miscellaneous, as in Various and sundry items did not sell, so they'll probably hold another auction. This expression is a redundancy, the two adjectives meaning just about the same thing.
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all and sundry

All and sundry means everyone rather than particular people. I made tea for all and sundry at the office. He was well known to all and sundry.
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all and sundry

everyone.
1991 Sunday Times In the manner of an Oscar-winner, she thanks all and sundry for their help.
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ˌall and ˈsundry

(informal) everyone; people of all kinds: I don’t like you talking about my personal problems to all and sundry.
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various and sundry

Different and unspecified items. “Various” means “several different things.” So does “sundry” (variety stores sold sundry goods), so to report that “the meeting discussed various and sundry topics” is to be redundant. But that's never stopped all but the linguistically fastidious from using such expressions.
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