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English definition of “the world and his wife”

the world and his wife

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a great many people, especially in a particular place at a particular time: It's going to be quite a party - the world and his wife will be there.Someone, anyone, no one or everyone
(Definition of the world and his wife from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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