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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.
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.
To make something fancier, more festive, more exciting, etc., often through some form of adornment. I've decided to jazz up my wardrobe with some statement shoes and other funky accessories. You need to add some excitement your story—jazz it up a bit.
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.
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.
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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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.
and all that jazzINFORMAL
People say and all that jazz to mean other things of a similar kind to the thing or things they have been talking about. She's a successful businesswoman — nice house, big car and all that jazz. As the youngest member of the group, he represented youth, modernity, the future and all that jazz. Note: This expression is often used to express slight disapproval.
and all that jazzand such similar things. informal
Of unknown origin, jazz was used informally to mean ‘meaningless talk’ within a decade of the word's first appearance in its musical sense, in the early 20th century. This phrase was a mid 20th-century development.
1960 Punch Politics, world affairs, film stars' babies and all that jazz, the things that the adult world seems obsessed with, do not interest us at all.
and all that ˈjazz(spoken, informal) and things like that: I was no good at history at school — dates and battles and all that jazz.
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.
all that jazz
n. all that stuff; all that nonsense. She told me I was selfish, hateful, rude, ugly, and all that 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.
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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See also: jazz