odds and sods

noun

British, informal
: different kinds of things that are usually small and unimportant
There are still a few odds and sods that need to be done before the party tomorrow.
The box is full of odds and sods.

Examples of odds and sods in a Sentence

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“Odds and sods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odds%20and%20sods. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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