The key that particularly confused users look for on their computer keyboards when instructed to “Press any key to continue”. “But my keyboard doesn’t have a key labelled ‘any’!”.
Compaq FAQ (http://web14.compaq.com/falco/detail.asp?FAQnum=FAQ2859).
- Any longer
With added length, as in If this skirt were any longer it would sweep the floor. Still, any more, as in They don’t make this model any longer . This negative form is often put as no longer
- Any more
any longer. nowadays; presently. adverb any longer; still; now or from now on; nowadays: he does not work here any more adv. one-word form by 1865, from any + more.
- Any number of
Many; also, no particular amount of. The meaning here depends on the context. I can give you any number of reasons for John’s absence means I can offer many reasons. Any number of subscribers might stay home means that an unknown number will not attend.
- Any old
any old adjective phrase Having only ordinary or mediocre quality; of no special distinction: Any old car will do me No particular, whichever or whatever, as in Any old brand of detergent suits me. [ ; mid-1800s ]