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Tom, Dick, and Harry Line breaks: Tom, Dick, and Harry
Pronunciation: /tɒmdɪk(ə)ndˈhari/
(also Tom, Dick, or Harry)

Definition of Tom, Dick, and Harry in English:

noun

Used to refer to ordinary people in general: he didn’t want every Tom, Dick, and Harry knowing their business
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  • Every Tom, Dick, and Harry wanted to be getting revenge and getting paid to do it and presently Australia was the place to be to do it.
  • He asserted that the proposed partnership ‘was an entirely different kettle of fish to marriage’, and expressed fears that it might allow any ‘Tom, Dick, or Harry’ to join the Union.
  • As I write this, the husband is clicking his way through a number of sites reading every Tom, Dick, and Harry's experience and evaluation of the aforementioned toaster.

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