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odds and endsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˌɒdz ənd ˈendz/  us   /ˌɑːdz ənd ˈendz/ informal (UK also odds and sods)
C2 various things of different types, usually small and not important, or of little value: I took most of the big things to the new house, but there are a few odds and ends left to pick up.
(Definition of odds and ends from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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odds and endsplural noun

 us   /ˈɑdz ən ˈendz/
various items of different types, usually small and unimportant or of little value: We’ve moved most of the furniture to the new house, but there are still a few odds and ends to bring over.
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