any tom, dick or harry

Any Tom, Dick or Harry
If something could be done by any Tom, Dick or Harry, it could be done by absolutely anyone.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • any Tom, Dick or Harry — any/every ˌTom, ˌDick or ˈHarry idiom (usually disapproving) any ordinary person rather than the people you know or people who have special skills or qualities • We don t want any Tom, Dick or Harry using the club bar. Main entry: ↑Tomidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • any Tom, Dick or Harry —    If something could be done by any Tom, Dick or Harry, it could be done by absolutely anyone.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Tom, Dick and Harry — Tom, Dick and/or Harry anyone, especially people that you do not know or do not think are important. Draw the curtains or we ll have every Tom, Dick and Harry peering through the window. I want a qualified plumber to do the job, not just any Tom …   New idioms dictionary

  • Tom, Dick or Harry — Tom, Dick and/or Harry anyone, especially people that you do not know or do not think are important. Draw the curtains or we ll have every Tom, Dick and Harry peering through the window. I want a qualified plumber to do the job, not just any Tom …   New idioms dictionary

  • Tom, Dick and Harry — This is about the phrase; for specific usages, see Tom, Dick and Harry (disambiguation). The phrase Tom, Dick and Harry is a placeholder for multiple unspecified people; Tom, Dick or Harry plays the same role for one unspecified person. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Tom, Dick and Harry — Noun. Anybody, any person regardless of specifics. E.g. Next time lock the door! Any Tom, Dick and Harry could have walked in here and stolen my money …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Tom, Dick or Harry — noun Anybody or everybody; random or unknown people. We want the place to be accessible to any Tom, Dick or Harry that happens to find it …   Wiktionary

  • any/every Tom, Dick, and Harry — informal : any person : ↑anyone We don t just hand out jobs to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who walks in here. • • • Main Entry: ↑Tom, Dick, and Harry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tom, Dick, and Harry — UK / US or Tom, Dick, or Harry UK / US informal any or every ordinary person rather than people who you choose or people who can provide what you need …   English dictionary

  • Tom, Dick, or Harry — Tom, Dick, and Harry UK / US or Tom, Dick, or Harry UK / US informal any or every ordinary person rather than people who you choose or people who can provide what you need …   English dictionary


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