Posted by Smokey Stover on April 24, 2006
In Reply to: "Everyone and her aunt" posted by P.M. Rajeevan Nambiar on April 24, 2006
: Please let me know the origin of the usage "everyone and her aunt"..!!
It's a humorous way of saying absolutely everybody, or everybody and then some. There's a wonderful expression in Gilbert and Sullivan that I can't quite remember, something like "and so did his sisters and his uncles and his aunts." SS