something or other

idiom

used when the specific details about something are not important or have been forgotten
He said he had to go buy something or other at the grocery store.

Examples of something or other in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some guy named Shohei Ohtani was in the news for something or other. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2024 There’s practically a whole genre of analysis devoted to arguing that people are actually right to feel bad about the economy because of something or other. Paul Krugman, The Mercury News, 22 Feb. 2024 Well, everybody on this planet will go through something or other. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Sep. 2023 In the following stream-of-consciousness sections, this, that and the next thing flew by, peppered by something or other in the orchestra. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023

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“Something or other.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/something%20or%20other. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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