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fine and dandy

Fine; good. The phrase is often used sarcastically. Sure, Saturday afternoon is fine and dandy—see you then. Well, that's just fine and dandy—my car won't start!
See also: and, dandy, fine

jim-dandy

1. adjective Excellent; very fine or pleasing. Primarily heard in US. Wow, you've really created a jim-dandy story here! Action, romance, comedy—it's got it all! I'm sure the plan seemed jim-dandy at the time, but you nearly got yourselves killed!
2. noun That which is very fine, pleasing, or excellent. Often used in the phrase "a jim-dandy of a," which can be used sarcastically to imply the opposite. Primarily heard in US. A: "How was your trip to Florida?" B: "Oh boy, it was a jim-dandy! It seemed like everything we did was even better than the last!" The company appears to be gearing up for a jim-dandy of a legal battle over the issue. Sounds like it's going to be a jim-dandy of a party next weekend.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fine and dandy

nice; good; well. Well, that's just fine and dandy. Couldn't be better. I feel fine and dandy, and I'm going to have a good time here.
See also: and, dandy, fine

jim-dandy

excellent. This is a jim-dandy knife. Where'd you get it? Tom: I'll meet you at six, OK? Charlie: That'll be jim-dandy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fine and dandy

All right, excellent, as in What you're proposing is fine and dandy with the rest of us. This redundant colloquialism ( fine and dandy both mean "excellent") today is more often used sarcastically in the sense of "not all right" or "bad," as in You don't want to play bridge? Fine and dandy, you've left me without a partner.
See also: and, dandy, fine
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fine and dandy

mod. nice; good; well. (Often sarcastic.) Well, that’s just fine and dandy. Couldn’t be better!
See also: and, dandy, fine
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

fine and dandy

Excellent. This redundant American colloquialism—fine and dandy both mean excellent—today is most often used ironically, for a circumstance that is far from excellent. Originally, however, in the early 1900s, it was stated straightforwardly, as in “‘Has she recovered from her fall?’ ‘Yes, she’s fine and dandy now.’”
See also: and, dandy, fine
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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