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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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Could Tennessee Williams' Blanche Dubois have inherited elements of female dandyish excess?
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Then Glasgow-based Alex Pollard presents a cast of strange, dandyish males in dazzling but cryptic paintings of figures ranging from jesters in medieval costume to Victorian criminal legends.
Well, here's our dandyish decorator, in his other splendid house in Cornwall (the other series forgot to mention that) banging on about how he's never happier than when he's by the sea.
A solicitor, Mr Abse became a flamboyant figure in Westminster, renowned for his dandyish attire.
Madrid threw up an unmistakable, real-life example of the dandyish aristocratic pursuer of men.
Mr Abse was a flamboyant politician, becoming well-known for his dandyish appearance in the House of Commons on Budget day.
A straight piece of wood behaves in its own medium as a stable, unimaginative person will act in his or her life, while the meanders of a curved piece correspond, however obliquely, with the casual elegance of an unruffled and dandyish soul," he suggests.
All the cast provide strong, characterful performances, with Mr Blackwood himself presenting a delightful caricature as the ageing, rheumatic rake Lord Ogleby, whose dandyish son, Sir John Ogleby (Christopher Robinson) is to be married to Betsy (Rachel Carpenter), elder daughter of the rich commoner Sterling (Phil Jervis) in a union which will end the poverty of the titled family and bring nobility to the Sterlings.
Playing the large dandyish writer with obvious gusto, Stephen Fry looks uncannily like Wilde and presents an edgy mixture of superciliousness and vulnerability.
Maures civic engagement matured during a period of general protest and revolutionary outbursts in Italy, but was constructed over many years of reflection and scattered considerations that at first might have seemed vague and disconnected, even dandyish.
A solicitor by profession, Mr Abse became renowned for his dandyish attire.
Roberts swiftly established himself as a quirky captain - he preferred tea to rum and revelled in dandyish clothes.
If other characters--the dandyish Cecil in A Room with a View, Freddy in Howards End--had struck me as having a gay sensibility, here at last was a protagonist who acknowledged that sensibility in himself and who, over the course of the novel, chose to accept and act upon his homosexual feelings.