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Meaning of “the world and his wife” in the English Dictionary

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the world and his wife

UK a ​great many ​people, ​especially in a ​particularplace at a ​particulartime: It's going to be ​quite a ​party - the world and his ​wife will be there.
(Definition of the world and his wife from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the world and his wife”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指某一时间、某一地点的)所有的人,各色人等…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指某一時間、某一地點的)所有的人,各色人等…
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