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so-and-so

(sō′ən-sō′)
pron.
An unnamed or unspecified person or thing.
n. pl. so-and-sos
Informal A son of a gun.

so-and-so

n, pl so-and-sos
1. a person whose name is forgotten or ignored: so-and-so came to see me.
2. euphemistic a person or thing regarded as unpleasant or difficult: which so-and-so broke my razor?.

so′-and-so`



n., pl. so-and-sos.
1. a person or thing not definitely named.
2. a bastard (used as a euphemism).
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.so-and-so - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptibleso-and-so - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

so-and-so

noun
1. what's-his-name or what's-her-name, X, what-d'you-call-him or what-d'you-call-her, whatsit, thingummy, thingamajig If Mrs So-and-so was ill, then someone down the street would come in and clean for her.
2. demon, devil, rogue, imp, rascal, scoundrel, scamp, thing It was all her fault, the wicked little so-and-so.
Translations

so-and-so

[ˈsəʊənsəʊ] N (so-and-sos (pl))
1. (= somebody) → fulano/a m/f
Mr so-and-sodon Fulano (de Tal)
any so-and-so could steal itcualquiera podría robarlo
2. (pej) he's a so-and-soes un tal, es un hijo de su madre
you old so-and-so! (hum) → ¡sinvergüenza!

so-and-so

n (inf)
(= unspecified person)Soundso no art; so-and-so up at the shopHerr/Frau Soundso im Laden
(pej) he’s a real/an old so-and-sodas ist ein gemeiner Kerl; you old so-and-sodu bist vielleicht einer/eine

so-and-so

[ˈsəʊənˌsəʊ] n (somebody) → un(a) tale
Mr/Mrs so-and-so (fam) → signor/signora tal dei tali
he's a so-and-so! (fam) → che tipo odioso che è!
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There was always a round-up of the week's happenings in the French National Assembly on the telly in the bar and - you won't believe this - the so-and-sos were all speaking in French
I'll read their fans sites on Wolves and Bristol City - they do call me some names on there - but they'll be saying the lucky so-and-sos again
You can accuse them of lacking self-awareness and you can keep trying to knock them down - but the so-and-sos will always get straight back up and tell you how great they are and always will be.
They say the coalition are a heartless bunch of so-and-sos, but these pen pushers truly believe they are pulling out all the stops to ensure our old folk receive this incredibly generous allowance.
I want to see these so-and-sos in court and I want to see them squirm, not for myself but for all the other people I suspect they've harassed.
Well, don't listen to the ignorant, bigoted so-and-sos.
While for Alex McLeish's Blues, it's no longer just about getting one over the arrogant so-and-sos from Aston while attempting to stave off relegation.
Well that sounds to me like a bunch of old so-and-sos on the council have put down what they want to, overlooking that we are essentially dealing with a traditional northern working-class heartland, albeit much more cosmopolitan than ever before.
However - aside from the lucky so-and-sos who get rather handy 'snow days' - it does have one really useful impact.
Why should those lazy so-and-sos get help when most of them are fit to work unlike disabled who do not get help, or very little help?
Gene says to his team things like 'There are some nasty so-and-sos out there.
They should make the little so-and-sos eat the lot.