"the world and his wife" meaning in English


Audio: en-au-the world and his wife.ogg [Australia]
  1. Everyone; a great crowd; a jumbled assortment of people. Tags: Australia, Britain, chiefly, excessive, plural, plural-only Categories: Australian English, British English, English hyperboles, English pluralia tantum

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