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"everyone and her aunt"

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