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 Tom and Jerry—i.e.Tom o’Bedlams. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tom, Dick, and Harry.
 
A set of nobodies; persons of no note; persons unworthy notice. Jones, Brown, and Robinson are far other men: they are the vulgar rich, especially abroad, who give themselves airs, and look with scorn on all foreign ways which differ from their own.   1
 


 Tom and Jerry—i.e.Tom o’Bedlams. 

 
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