this, that, and the other

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of this, that, and the other

chiefly British, informal
: several different things
  • We started talking about this and that and the other, and before we knew it, it had gotten late.

Word by Word Definitions

other play
  1. : being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

  2. : being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

  3. : second

  1. : one that remains of two or more

  2. : a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : one of two that remains

  2. : each preceding one

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : otherwise

  1. : to treat or consider (a person or a group of people) as alien to oneself or one's group (as because of different racial, sexual, or cultural characteristics)


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