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odds and ends

noun [plural] uk   (UK informal odds and sods) informal us  
C2 various things of different types, usually small and not important, or of little value: I've taken most of the big things to the new house, but there are a few odds and ends left to collect.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixturesVariety and mixturesMixing and mixturesGroups and collections of things
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