any/every Tom, Dick, and Harry

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of any/every Tom, Dick, and Harry

informal
: any person : anyone
  • We don't just hand out jobs to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who walks in here.

Word by Word Definitions

every play
  1. : being each individual or part of a group without exception

  2. : being each in a series or succession

  3. : being all taken severally

tom play
  1. : the male of various animals: such as

  2. : tomcat

  3. : a male turkey

harry play
  1. : to make a pillaging or destructive raid on : assault

  2. : to force to move along by harassing

  3. : to torment by or as if by constant attack


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