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arty-farty

Pretentious or haughty. Use of this phrase usually indicates the speaker's annoyance. Primarily heard in UK. I'm sorry, honey, but I'd rather go to a ball game then be dragged to another arty-farty lecture.
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He saw it as some arty farty career path that only people in the movies actually succeeded in.
If you still think it's too arty farty, at least visit the tented gardens of St Andrew's Square or any of the twinkly-lit beer gardens, markets and stalls.
The first one was all soaring, elongated, smellyour-own-arse, arty farty stuff.
AND arty farty Julian Fellowes on The One Show: "When you're writing a show like Downton you've got to limit the number of people you're trying to service in a narrative sense.
Tom and Kate are liberals, arty farty with good intentions, from the big city and they build a relationship with the farmer and his son, which forms the crux of the play.
Well not half as arty farty as some of the rubbish that's been written about the significance of Man and Baby.
If Labour wishes to engage the public, why hold an event restricted to the great and the good and the arty farty select few?
Or as hopelessly impractical arty farty spendthrifts who whinge at you to hand over vast sums for unspecified campaigns with ambiguous returns?
We're a pretty arty farty lot doing this,'' laughs David, ``we're too clever for our own good.
I lie for a living Johnny Depp makes controversial remarks about President Trump There's never been a better time to be imitating world famous political women, and I admire and thank them all: Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon, and my home girl newbie Theresa May Tracey Ullman, who mimics the Prime Minister in a new TV show Actors - certainly British actors - are by disposition supremely suspicious of anything that sounds too arty farty
30pm, ending with a get-together and networking event the Arty Farty Party at the Hand Drawn Monkey from 8.
This is in marked contrast to the ridiculously arty farty excresence proposed as an extension for the roof of Aberdeen Art Gallery.
Not all those arty farty fancy things that would cost thousands.
Without getting too arty farty about it, because it is just getting your kit off, I based it on female strippers because there weren't any Chippendales or anything like that around in 1982.