Posted by GPP on August 18, 2003
Meaning, roughly, way too many people.
There's an interesting discussion of this phrase, and of "Uncle Tom Cobley and all", at
http://pub122.ezboard.com/fwordoriginsorgfrm1.showMessage?topicID=7503.topic , with a link to
Is anyone in the UK, or elsewhere, familiar with the 'Tom Cobley' expression to mean the same thing--or something else?