Word of the Day. "Odds and Ends"

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Odds and Ends

Synonyms: bits and pieces, sundries, miscellaneous items, remnants, etc.

  • Part of Speech: noun
  • Definition: miscellaneous items, matters, etc.

"Odds and ends" refers to various small, miscellaneous items or leftover bits, often of little value individually but collectively forming a collection. This term typically denotes a hodgepodge assortment of things.

Example sentences:

  1. She rummaged through her drawer, finding odds and ends like buttons and old receipts.
  2. After moving houses, we discovered a box of odds and ends we hadn't seen in years.
  3. The flea market was full of odds and ends, from vintage postcards to mismatched earrings.
  4. In his workshop, he stored odds and ends, including nails, screws, and spare parts.
  5. Her craft room was a treasure trove of odds and ends, with scraps of fabric and jars of beads lining the shelves.

April, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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