Cobbleigh


Cobbleigh
Cob|bleigh
old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh and all
a line from an old British song about a large group of people who do things together. The people are all listed by name, and the list ends with the words "old Uncle Tom Cobbleigh and all". The phrase is now used to say that every possible person was present or involved in something.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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