any old how
/[any old way] {adv. phr.}, {informal} Doing something in a casual, haphazard, or careless way. * /"John," the teacher said, "you can't just do your homework any old way; you must pay attention to my instructions!"/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • any (old) how — spoken phrase in a careless and untidy way Don’t just stuff your things into the drawer any old how. Thesaurus: in a careless or casual waysynonym untidy and messysynonym Main entry: any …   Useful english dictionary

  • any\ old\ how — • any old how • any old way adv. phr. informal Doing something in a casual, haphazard, or careless way. John, the teacher said, you can t just do your homework any old way; you must pay attention to my instructions! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • any old how — ˈany old how idiom (informal) in a careless or untidy way • The books were piled up all over the floor any old how. Main entry: ↑oldidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • any old how — /[any old way] {adv. phr.}, {informal} Doing something in a casual, haphazard, or careless way. * / John, the teacher said, you can t just do your homework any old way; you must pay attention to my instructions! / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • any old — Any, with connotations of indifference, lack of thought, etc (any old how without any special care; any old thing anything at all) • • • Main Entry: ↑any any old see under ↑any • • • Main Entry: ↑old * * * I see old …   Useful english dictionary

  • any\ old\ way — • any old how • any old way adv. phr. informal Doing something in a casual, haphazard, or careless way. John, the teacher said, you can t just do your homework any old way; you must pay attention to my instructions! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • any old ... —  1. Any... whatever.  2. any old how By any method. (Emph. for any how.)  3. any old thing or way Anything, any way. [Emph.] …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Any Old Port! — Infobox Film name = Any Old Port! caption = director = James W.Horne producer = Hal Roach writer = starring = Stan Laurel Oliver Hardy music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = 1932 country = USA runtime = language = English… …   Wikipedia

  • old — W1S1 [əuld US ould] adj comparative older superlative oldest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not new)¦ 2¦(not young)¦ 3¦(age)¦ 4¦(that you used to have)¦ 5¦(familiar)¦ 6¦(very well known)¦ 7 the old days 8 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • old — adjective 1 USED OR NOT NEW having existed for a long time, or having been used a lot before: an old winter coat | a big old house | an old saying | My car s older than yours. | be (as) old as the hills (=be extremely old) 2 NOT YOUNG having… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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