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English definition of “what with one thing and another”

what with one thing and another

informal
You say what with one thing and another when you want to explain that the reason you have failed to do something is because you have been very busy: What with one thing and another, I forgot to phone you yesterday.
(Definition of what with one thing and another from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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