fancy-pants


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fancy-pants

Pretentious or fancy in an extreme or excessive way. Use of this phrase often indicates the speaker's annoyance. I'd rather go to a ball game than another one of your fancy-pants corporate events. We don't need a fancy-pants vacuum, we just need one that can suck up dirt.
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a] sa_bing The troth behind the fancy-pants square water bottle and why you should put it down immediately
Forget fancy-pants formations and football if you want to win the fans over and keep your job.
Most people have seen one, usually in a demonstration where some fancy-pants rider has a glass of wine balanced on his hat as the horse glides gracefully around the ring.
So it's still surprising to me that all of the fancy-pants bass guys I get a chance to fish with have never considered fishing like this.
Bush--a cult that celebrated his anti-intellectualism and made much of the supposed fact that the "misunderestimated" C-average student had proved himself smarter than all the fancy-pants experts.
The standard 197 is in demand for one-touch electric windows, hands free entry, air conditioning, heated mirrors, cruise control, fancy-pants dash and curtain airbags.
Because smuggins child psychologist Kris Murrin told me ( along with her fancy-pants computer that was able to produce a graphic prediction of Michael's fatty fate.
We live in a yurt, and you want to spend thousands of dollars on some fancy-pants architect?
Just imagine some of the tweaker art displayed along side some fancy-pants art fag's art.
IT'S TEMPTING TO THINK OF virtual reality technology as a fancy-pants, cut ting-edge technology that companies should implement only in small increments, said John Martin, a consulting engineer at BAE Systems Submarines in Bristol, England.
This widely reviled Reagan-era social construct opened up to ordinary people countless pleasures and pursuits once reserved for the upper class, from "gourmet" food to good-looking cars to nicely designed furniture to fancy-pants literary devices to an obsession with Tuscany.
Or just pick any Willie Nelson album where his fancy-pants friends haven't been invited.
And just how did such a fancy-pants boat end up on the working man's waterfront in Reedsport?
In tonight's two-hour pilot, Clint ends up in New York because he met a fancy-pants lady magazine writer; as soon as they reach the Big Apple, all you can wonder is, what did they ever see in each other in the first place?
One longs for some kind of social or economic theory that would more elaborately explain the strength of American society in the 1940s - but that would seem to O'Neill like fancy-pants intellectual stuff.