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fine and dandy

nice; good; well. Well, that's just fine and dandy. Couldn't be better. I feel fine and dandy, and I'm going to have a good time here.
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excellent. This is a jim-dandy knife. Where'd you get it? Tom: I'll meet you at six, OK? Charlie: That'll be jim-dandy.

fine and dandy

All right, excellent, as in What you're proposing is fine and dandy with the rest of us. This redundant colloquialism ( fine and dandy both mean "excellent") today is more often used sarcastically in the sense of "not all right" or "bad," as in You don't want to play bridge? Fine and dandy, you've left me without a partner.
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fine and dandy

mod. nice; good; well. (Often sarcastic.) Well, that’s just fine and dandy. Couldn’t be better!
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Dandies are the only campfire-style vegan marshmallow on the market and they are free of gelatin and corn.
In addition to being Non-GMO Project Verified, Dandies are also free of gelatin, dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, fat, and corn, and they are also Kosher certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.
He claims the 3,000 hours of film were cut to this end - and of course it was narrated, dead-pan, by Dandies frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor.
Sebastian (Danso Gordon), who is African-American, rightly thinks the Dandies are whack.
Nick Gallop of Gallop Studios, was enlisted for his work in photography and used his modern style to highlight the Dandies of this coffee table book.
Timoner spent seven years following the careers of the Dandies and BJM, which would be akin to HBO Sports making an intensive baseball documentary about the stellar careers of Mark Grudzielanek and Eric Young.
For the uninitiated, ``Earnest'' follows two London dandies, both of whom have perfected the art of deception.
The Dandies, incidentally, appear tonight with Supergrass at the Palace in Hollywood.