fine and dandy


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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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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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With which they told me North Yorkshire would have a fine and dandy bank holiday.
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All very fine and dandy being liberated and just playing your music - while having bank balances several figures long.
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But if we go out there and beat Orlando by 30 points on their home court, we think everything's fine and dandy.
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We wouldn't need leaders if everything was fine and dandy.
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Don't even think about reading it unless all's fine and dandy in your world.
Fine and Dandy Only four of the runners have competed at the track before and Bint Dandy is the only course winner, having won twice from nine starts, although not at today's trip.