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be all sweetness and light

To be kind and agreeable. Susan's all sweetness and light, I'm sure she's not mad at you.
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be all ˌsweetness and ˈlight


1 (of a person) be pleasant, friendly and polite: She’s all sweetness and light as long as you’re doing what she wants.
2 (of a situation) be enjoyable and easy to deal with: Their quarrel seems to be over. Everything’s all sweetness and light at the moment.
See also: all, and, light, sweetness
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He says that Arthur Scargill was an unpleasant man and, of course, Margaret Thatcher was all sweetness and light in her role as the Iron Tyrant.