nook and cranny
- (idiomatic) A place or part of a place, especially small or remote.
Everyone went to sleep in some nook and cranny of the house.
1966, Pat Shaw Iversen (tr.), “Soup from a Sausage Peg”, in The Snow Queen and Other Tales, 1st ed. edition, translation of Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, page 224:
- It's strange to come away from home, from your own nook and cranny, to go by ship – which is also a kind of nook and cranny – and then suddenly be more than a hundred miles away and stand in a foreign land!
- nook or cranny (negative sentences)