Meaning of “odds and ends” in the English Dictionary

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"odds and ends" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “odds and ends” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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