every Tom, Dick and Harry




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - every Tom, Dick and Harry

"every Tom, Dick and Harry"

everyone and anyone

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - every Tom, Dick and Harry

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Why are all our computers down?

Colleague 2:  The IT technician was doing maintenance and ran into some trouble.

Colleague 1:  Do they just let every Tom, Dick and Harry work on our highly sensitive computer equipment?

Colleague 2:  That's what happens when you contract out IT service. You never know who the third-party provider hires to do the job.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - every Tom, Dick and Harry

Two roommates are talking ...

Roommate 1Every Tom, Dick and Harry has been knocking on our door today. Did you include our address when you put up the fliers advertising that we needed a third roommate?

Roommate 2:  Of course. Everyone needs to know where they could be potentially living.

Roommate 1:  I am not sure that was such a good idea. Now we have a bunch of strangers who know where we live.

Roommate 2:  Might have been better to have put just a phone number. That way we could have pre-screened potential applicants.




every Tom, Dick and Harry - Usage:

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every Tom, Dick and Harry - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for every Tom, Dick and Harry.




every Tom, Dick and Harry - Examples:

1)  ... a Saturday or Sunday can be a bit of a nightmare. Every Tom, Dick and Harry are at the shops, spending their cash and walking so freaking slow.

2)  He's probably got the reaction that he wanted, with every Tom, Dick and Harry coming out to refute, or support it.

3)  ... subject to focus on. Nature first comes to mind, but every Tom, Dick and Harry takes nature shots.

4)  The job's challenging as it is they don't need every Tom, Dick and Harry's opinion of what they think of them.

5)  Hospitals. I seem to have every Tom, Dick and Harry come to my bedside and ask the same questions.

6)  It's not a failure of our industry or our regulations that every Tom, Dick and Harry can't open up a winery.

7)  ... and therefore sent out the message that we can be bullied by every Tom, Dick and Harry who has a cheque book and a willingness to use it.

8)  That Amazon can't be bothered developing integration with every Tom, Dick and Harry social network site on the net?

9)  ... owing to recent advances in technology, every Tom, Dick and Harry can fashion themselves as a songwriter.

10)  Exposing one's personal data to every Tom, Dick and Harry is wrong. It increases one's vulnerability to fraud.

11)  ... there is something in me that wants him to be innocent because every Tom, Dick and Harry wants him to be guilty.

12)  ... same person likes to stand around chatting to every Tom, Dick and Harry, she chats to people and they get into trouble.

13)  It confers no status if every Tom, Dick and Harry can do it.

14)  ... of guidelines of what defines a premium solution or placement so not every Tom, Dick and Harry can call what they have premium.

15)  ... than their own personal knowledge. They were listening to every Tom, Dick and Harry... and that was their big weakness.

16)  ... Irish are fiercely protective of their culture and identity and to have every Tom, Dick and Harry claiming to be Irish is insulting to them.

17)  ... are going about their daily lives without giving a thought to what every Tom, Dick and Harry is thinking when he sees them striding past.

18)  That is why I don't stop for every tom, dick and harry trying to cross the road.

19)  ... to the question, 'What are light quanta?' Nowadays every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks he knows it, but he is mistaken.

20)  You wont see every Tom, Dick and Harry graduating from Columbia Mass Communication hub.