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good enough for jazz

Sufficient to suit the purpose(s) at hand without needing to be perfect. There are still a few kinks to work out in how users' comments are displayed, but it's good enough for jazz at the moment.
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and all that jazz

And everything else; and many related things. If we're going to paint this weekend, we need rollers, drop cloths, and all that jazz. My sister is involved in so many extracurricular activities—student council, Model UN, the literary magazine, and all that jazz.
See also: all, and, jazz

and all that jazz

and all that stuff; and all that nonsense. I need some glue, paper, string, and all that jazz to make a kite. She told me I was selfish, hateful, rude, ugly, and all that jazz.
See also: all, and, jazz

jazz someone or something up

to make someone or something more exciting or sexy; to make someone or something appeal more to contemporary tastes. Let's jazz this room up a little bit. They jazzed up Donna till she looked like a rock star.
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jazzed (up)

 
1. alert; having a positive state of mind. I am jazzed up and ready to face life. Those guys were jazzed and ready for the game.
2. . intoxicated. Dave was a bit jazzed up, but not terribly. Gert was jazzed out of her mind.
3. . enhanced; with something added; made more enticing. The third act was jazzed up with livelier music.
4. . forged or altered. Better not try to cash a jazzed check at this bank.
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jazz up something

also jazz something up
to make something more interesting, exciting, or stylish She uses a basic recipe and jazzes it up with chocolate chips, apples, or bananas. My daughters think I should jazz up my wardrobe.
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and all that jazz

  (informal)
and other similar things They sell televisions and all that jazz.
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jazz up

1. Enliven, make more interesting, as in They jazzed up the living room with a new rug, or They decided to include a comedy act to jazz up the program.
2. Modify so as to increase its performance, as in Peter wanted to jazz up his motorbike with a stronger engine. Both usages are colloquialisms from the mid-1900s. Also see juice up.
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jazz up

v. Slang
To make something or someone appear more interesting; enliven something or someone: We jazzed up the apartment with beaded curtains. The caterer jazzed the tables up with candles.
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all that jazz

n. all that stuff; all that nonsense. She told me I was selfish, hateful, rude, ugly, and all that jazz.
See also: all, jazz

jazz someone/something up

tv. to make someone or something more exciting or sexy; to make someone or something appeal more to contemporary and youthful tastes. They jazzed up the old girl till she looked like a teenager.
See also: jazz, up

jazzed (up)

1. mod. alert; having a positive state of mind. Those guys were jazzed and ready for the game.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Dave was a bit jazzed up, but not terribly.
3. mod. enhanced; with something added; having been made more enticing. It was jazzed enough to have the police chief around asking questions.
4. mod. forged or altered. (see also tinseled.) Better not try to cash a jazzed up check at this bank.
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jazzed

verb
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