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good and (something)

A phrase used as an intensifier for the adjective that follows "and." Stop pressuring me—I'll leave when I'm good and ready!
See also: and, good

good and something

very or completely something. (Something is a state of being.) Joe never does anything till he's good and ready. Mary's good and mad, all right.
See also: and, good

good and

Very, as in I'll go when I'm good and ready, or Mike was good and mad at Tom. This phrase is used to intensify the words that follow. [Colloquial; early 1800s]
See also: and, good

good and —

used as an intensifier before an adjective or adverb. informal
1998 Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible As soon as I had her good and terrified I'd slip away.
See also: and, good

good and something

mod. thoroughly something. (Where something is an adjective.) I am really good and mad at you for that.
See also: and, good, something

good and

Informal Very; thoroughly: I'll do it when I'm good and ready.
See also: and, good