Definition of all and sundry in US English:

all and sundry

phrase

  • Everyone.

    ‘insolent drivers crying to all and sundry to get out of the way’
    • ‘By the time I got home in the evening the temperature here had plummeted to barely above zero and a strong wind was blowing all and sundry around.’
    • ‘But in his haste to maximise takings by admitting all and sundry, Mr Doan has alienated his customer base.’
    • ‘In days gone by it would, with great authority, thunder out opinion on all and sundry, quite often influencing policy in so doing.’
    • ‘We also encourage all and sundry to support the minister's efforts - he cannot do it alone.’
    • ‘It's a scam that includes everyone because it has the effect of appearing to benefit all and sundry.’
    • ‘She went to the opening and has been raving about it to all and sundry but what they managed on opening night doesn't seem to have been carried through.’
    • ‘I have exasperated all and sundry and got on everyone's nerves.’
    • ‘Honestly, I would not want to justify or defend what I write to all and sundry.’
    • ‘This has been handed in to Bradford Council and now lies gathering dust in the planning office, completely ignored by all and sundry.’
    • ‘Promises have been made to all and sundry that increases, indeed, large increases, will follow.’
    • ‘Half a dozen Canterbury players breathed a sigh of relief, then demanded apologies from all and sundry.’
    • ‘The term has been enthusiastically jumped on by all and sundry (as a web search shows).’
    • ‘I should never have tempted fate a couple of weeks ago by proudly declaring to all and sundry that I had never been suspended in my career.’
    • ‘Chances are you will have already seen this commercial, which has been linked by all and sundry over the past few days.’
    • ‘The runner up impressed all and sundry and is one to keep in mind.’
    • ‘Judged on her two runs this term she has lost none of her sparkle, and she has been tipped by all and sundry for today's big race.’
    • ‘Who was the girl who, after being rude to all and sundry, got very drunk at a recent press event?’
    • ‘When he gets back to Leeside, the unidentified fan will no doubt be showing his classic snap to all and sundry for many years to come.’
    • ‘So, plans are in place to make for a good time for all and sundry.’
    • ‘Jasper, the eight-year-old macaw, was on top form, singing, talking and clicking his tongue at all and sundry.’
    everyone, everybody, every person, each person, each one, each and every one, all, one and all, the whole world, the world at large, the public, the general public, people everywhere
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