odds and ends

noun
1.
miscellaneous items, matters, etc.
2.
fragments; remnants; scraps; bits.

Origin:
1740–50

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odds and ends
 
pl n
miscellaneous items or articles

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odds and ends

Miscellaneous items, fragments and remnants, as in I've finished putting everything away, except for a few odds and ends. This expression may have originated as odd ends in the mid-1500s, meaning "short leftovers of some material" (such as lumber or cloth). It had acquired its present form and meaning by the mid-1700s.

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Example sentences
We were meeting to nail down the last minute odds and ends that arise in any elaborate production.
The staff meal consisted of odds and ends-bits of fish, or a few dozen potatoes.
To take care of odds and ends, he also accepted bribes in return for government favors.
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