such and such

noun
1.
definite or particular, but not named or specified: They turned out to be such and such kind of people.
2.
something or someone not specified: if such and such should happen.
Also, such-and-such.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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such and such

Not specified, unnamed and undetermined, as in They agreed to meet at such and such a time and place. [Mid-1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Oh of course, if you do a balance transfer they will keep it at such and such
  percentage until it is paid off.
Sure, some schmuck somewhere may say it proves such and such.
It appeared to the legislature for the time being to be of immense importance
  to make such and such a law.
To say that some reaction is only possible at such and such an energy scale is
  a probabilistic statement.
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