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"so-and-so" in British English

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so-and-sonoun

uk   /ˈsəʊ.ən.səʊ/ us   /ˈsoʊ.ən.soʊ/ informal
  • so-and-so noun (PERSON NOT NAMED)

[U] used instead of a particular name to refer to someone or something, especially when the real name is not important or you have forgotten it: She always keeps me up to date with the latest gossip - you know, so-and-so from down the road is having a baby and so-and-so's just bought a car.
(Definition of so-and-so from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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so-and-sonoun [C]

us   /ˈsoʊ·ənˌsoʊ/ plural so-and-sos infml
(used instead of an actual name) a particular person or thing: He asked if I knew where so-and-so lives.
If you say that someone is a so-and-so, you do not have a good opinion of that person: You can't trust that so-and-so.
(Definition of so-and-so from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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