the great and the good
distinguished and worthy people collectively - often ironic
1998 - New Scientist - But last year, an ad hoc committee of the Internet's great and good unveiled its own plan.
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great and small
of all sizes, classes or types
1997 - Times Education Supplement - You are strongly advised to keep well clear of all creatures great and small.
a great one for
a habitual doer of
an enthusiast for
1994 - Romesh Gunesekera - Reef - Early on I learned the value of making lists from watching Mister Salgado. He was a great one for lists.
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