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.
"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.
Some have even engaged special photographers to capture every "candid" moment for an extended arty-farty photo essay.
Iknowitallsounds abit arty-farty but trust a bit arty-farty but trust me, it's brilliant the way they work.
At the GQ Men of the Year Awards, Tony Blair was named Philanthropist of the Year which says just one thing - the arty-farty mob running the mag have lost the plot.
So, SIRF - an arty-farty waste of money or a stunning original showcase for Stockton?
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.
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.
The artist formerly known as Prince has realised the error of his ways after floundering in a decade plus of arty-farty pap released on independent labels.