odds and ends

odds and ends

noun plural

: different kinds of things that are usually small and unimportant

Full Definition of ODDS AND ENDS

a :  miscellaneous articles
b :  miscellaneous small matters (as of business) to be attended to
:  miscellaneous remnants or leftovers <odds and ends of food>

Examples of ODDS AND ENDS

  1. <she's always searching among the odds and ends in the drawer for some tool that she needs>
  2. <almost all of the piece of leather will be needed for upholstering the chair, so just throw away any odds and ends>

First Known Use of ODDS AND ENDS

circa 1746

Rhymes with ODDS AND ENDS


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