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Odds and Ends

Where do we get the term ‘Odds and Ends’ from”?

It means mis­cel­la­neous things. Long ago it was “odd ends,” an end be­ing then, as now, a rem­nant or a half-piece of cloth. In 1746 John Col­lier, writ­ing on the Lan­cashire di­alect, de­fined “odds-on-eends” as “odd tri­fling things.”

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