and so forth

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and so forth

Also, and so on. And more of the same, also, and others. For example, At the mall, we shopped, had lunch, shopped some more, and so forth, or She planned to buy an entire outfit in bluedress, shoes, hat, and so on. The first term dates from the late 1500s, the variant from the early 1700s. Also see and the like.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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