The Alternative English Dictionary: any old

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any old Alternative forms: any ol', any ole
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: any, old
  2. (idiomatic, informal) Any, absolutely any, any typical, a run-of-the-mill. You don't need special tools for this; any old hard surface will do. This wasn't just any old fan, but the president of his local fan club.
    • 1966, Otis Redding (with Steve Cropper), The Soul Album, "Any Ole Way" lyrics: I don't do the things that you do I don't go the places that you go I don't say the bad things that you say But I love you any way, Dara I love you any ole way, Dara I love you any way, Dara

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