arty-farty


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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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Furthermore, I regret to reveal that the arty-farty in question was Lorne Campbell, new artistic director of the Northern Stage in Newcastle.
A few years ago the general consensus was that only hippies and arty-farty people resorted to yoga and meditation but more and more we're accepting it as a valid way of relaxation.
A" And it's true, we admit it - this year, from the fashion-forward to the arty-farty, real estate moguls to real-life heroes, the pages of the issue are packed with real Dubai success stories - as well as the odd waste-of-space socialite who squeezed in.
She wanted to know what an arty-farty playwright knew about the subject so I had to tell her that the play was in her words.
Iknowitallsounds abit arty-farty but trust a bit arty-farty but trust me, it's brilliant the way they work.
The comedy shows weren't remotely funny, there were numerous dramas you'd never heard of and it seemed the more arty-farty the programme, the more likely it was to get an award.
So it sounds as though he tunes into the late-night arty-farty show.
Anyway, for all those moaning minnies and arty-farty types writing letters and holding protest meetings, I say this: get a life
Likewise, those arty-farty types hold Pablo Picasso's paintings in high regard but I doubt one of his cubist canvases would beat Peter Crouch to a high ball when the wind's swirling around the Britannia.
If it doesn''t work I''ll be doing a Damon Albarn and coming up with a slide projector, some arty-farty friends, and a bunch of actors trying to make sense of whatever it is - as Roger Daltrey would say - emerges when I go up my own a** e.
Dimmed lights, pulsing music, arty-farty videos, a commentary booming the mantra "The Power of Four" - it was a Woodward production with bells on.
So the only films out this week are arty-farty things (cleverly scheduled so that when they fail, they can blame Star Wars).
At one stage they kowtow to this stereotypical hogwash, the next minute they come over all arty-farty and highbrow.
He has five children and we've all done arty-farty things.
Far from being an airy-fairy, arty-farty type, Trollope, with the true vigour of a Victorian polymath, devised the impressively practical idea of the postal service.