that's the stuff

that's the stuff

1. That's really great or satisfying. Ah, that's the stuff. Nothing like a cold beer after a long day's work.
2. Good job; you're doing that well or correctly. Yeah, that's the stuff! See? You're a natural at programming code.
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That's the stuff!

Inf. That is the right attitude or action. Bob: I'm sure I can do it! Fred: That's the stuff! "That's the stuff!" cried the coach as Mary crossed the finish line.

that's the stuff (or the stuff to give the troops)

said in approval of what has just been done or said. British informal
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that’s the ˈstuff

(informal) used for telling somebody that they are doing something correctly or well, or doing something good: ‘I’d like my hair cut shorter at the front.’ ‘Like this?’ ‘Yeah, that’s the stuff.’
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But with a little bit of accuracy on our behalf, we may have scored a few more tries and that's the stuff we've worked on to improve this week.
At LendInvest we have had a number of cases where it has taken just three days between application and delivery of funds - that's the stuff of dreams for any property developer.
That's the stuff dreams are made of and then it got even better for them on Monday.
As you get older you get a better perspective on life, people have kids, parents pass away, that's the stuff that's important in life.
Peaky Blinders (BBC TWO, Thursday, 9pm) RAZOR blades hidden in caps, danger around every corner and dastardly goings-on in Birmingham - that's the stuff this hit drama is made of.
Keeping your new prized possession with a couple of pairs of leaves at the top intact, plop it into a tiny 1in pot of seed compost - that's the stuff containing fine grit.
If they get something like post traumatic stress disorder they will definitely nees d long-term help - Mark Schiff, 47, a student, of Beechwood, Middlesbrough I don't think there's enough for injured servicemen, I think for the job they do and the compensation they get - David Pryse, 39, an unemployed gardener of central Middlesbrough I think they should definitely receive more mental health support because that's the stuff you don't see on the outside - Leisa Robinson, 26, a trained caterer, of central Middlesbrough We have done a fair bit for Help for Heroes with friends from my local pub.
Click onto the website, you'll find yourself looking at what the Soil Association describes as "an apology for a dinner" - some grey mince that appears to be bathed in liquidised bread or pastry, flanked by mushy white rice, and a garish ensemble of corn, carrots and beans, that's the stuff fancifully described by institutional caterers as "Mexican mixed vegetables".
Swooning moments of love despite adversity, passion surviving prejudice - that's the stuff costume dramas are made of.
That's the stuff for teenagers with too much time on their hands.
And it's a shame, because that's the stuff that I think is much more interesting.
And in a strange twist of fate, it's Porter's reality that's the stuff of Perry Mason movies, and not the other way around: Behind the fast thinking and even faster-talking case-solver would be a great leading man who, like Porter, gets the job done.
That's the stuff that explodes to puff out a car's air bag.
Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of," so counsels Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanac.