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to a fare-thee-well

1. To a state or condition of utmost perfection or completion. Her new house is absolutely gorgeous! They've designed it to a fare-thee-well.
2. To the greatest or furthest degree possible. After the economy crashed, the government began whittling down social welfare to a fare-thee-well. The home team trounced their opponents, beating them to a fare-thee-well.

fare thee well

The highest degree; perfection. Wow, you really played that part to a fare thee well—I'm so impressed!
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standard fare

A common occurrence. Smashed instruments are standard fare at a rock concert. Arguments are standard fare for the Smith family at Thanksgiving, believe me.
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Lenten fare

1. Literally, food that does not contain meat and may therefore be served during the Christian observance of Lent. Mom is serving our usual Lenten fare of battered cod and boiled potatoes again tonight.
2. By extension, meager meals or rations, especially those that contain no meat. The stranded sailor survived for nearly three months on a Lenten fare of wild vegetables and fish caught with a rudimentary net.
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to a fare-thee-well

To the most extreme degree, especially a condition of perfection. For example, We've cleaned the house to a fare-thee-well, or He played the part of martyr to a fare-thee-well. This term first appeared as to a fare-you-well in the late 1800s, and the more archaic-sounding present form replaced it about 1940.

to a fare-thee-well

to perfection; thoroughly. US
This expression is of late 18th-century American origin, and is also found in the form to a fare-you-well .
1911 R. D. Saunders Colonel Todhunter The fight's begun, and we've got to rally around old Bill Strickland to a fare-you-well.

Lenten fare

meagre rations that do not include meat.
Lenten fare is literally food appropriate to Lent , the Christian season of fasting between Ash Wednesday and Easter Saturday in commemoration of Jesus's forty days of fasting in the wilderness.
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fare against

To perform or function at a level comparable with that of something or someone else: I wonder how well the new car models fare against the old ones.
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fare up

To perform or function successfully at a level comparable with or equal to that of something or someone else; fare against: They worked hard to win the competition, but in the end they didn't fare up. My performance didn't fare up to that of the other players.
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Fareed was from Algeria and Murad was from Morocco, and according to the source they had French citizenship.
According to police, unknown gunmen shot Fareed Khan dead near his residence in Singair village of Hangu district.
Muscat: Fareed Al Zadjali, the former vice-chairman of Oman Basketball Association (OBA) has won 15 votes from 22 clubs to become the chairman of OBA, as the elections to the board were held yesterday.
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That blog post has been removed and CNN has suspended Fareed Zakaria while this matter is under review," (http://cnnpressroom.
Fareed said that one of the policemen died on the spot, two in the DHQ Hospital and another on way to the Ayub Medical Complex in Abbottabad.
Fareed said he would issue a detailed statement tomorrow on the number of the dead and injured.
Haji Fareed said there was no reason to kill innocent people if the country belonged to Afghans and if it belonged to the foreign invaders, then laws must be devised to stop such occurrences in future.
This is the question that Fareed Zakaria attempts to answer in his latest tome, The Post-American World.
Fareed Asadi has joined Black Pearl Capital as chairman, effective March 1, 2009.
Fareed Zakaria, the editor of Newsweek International, presents in this lengthy essay a comparison of the British Empire at the turn of the twentieth century and the United States in the early 2000s.
By Rafael Nam The sleepy South Korean city of Asan is a long way from Baghdad, but 19-year-old Iraqi Dany Riad Fareed looks perfectly at home as he plays soccer on a grassy pitch.
If Saddam Hussein did not exist, we would have to invent him," wrote Fareed Zakaria, former editor of Foreign Affairs, in the September 16, 1996 issue of Newsweek.