Even the lowliest will sometimes come to the fore, as in They may not listen to me now, but just wait, every dog has its day. This proverbial saying alludes to the lowly status dogs once held. [ Mid-1500s ]
Also see: had its day
- Every last one
see: each and every
[ev-ree-hou] /ˈɛv riˌhaʊ/ adverb, Archaic. 1. in all ways; in manner.
- Every little bit helps
Any contribution can be useful, as in He can only give us one day, but every little bit helps. This expression, with slightly different wording (everything helps), dates from the late 1500s.
[ev-ree-man] /ˈɛv riˌmæn/ noun 1. (italics) a 15th-century English morality play. 2. (usually lowercase) an ordinary person; the typical or average person. pronoun 3. everybody; everyone. /ˈɛvrɪˌmæn/ noun 1. a medieval English morality play in which the central figure represents mankind, whose earthly destiny is dramatized from the Christian viewpoint 2. (often not capital) the […]