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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.
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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.

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.
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fine and dandy

mod. nice; good; well. (Often sarcastic.) Well, that’s just fine and dandy. Couldn’t be better!
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The Triumph of the Whim: Dandyism and the Aesthetic Process.
Martha Rosler Dandyism is something that has always captured my interest--1 agree it is aesthetically driven; all of Pop deriving from Warhol is dandyish, which at the time left me provoked and intrigued but unfulfilled, because dandyism shies away from engagement.
In Paris-Presse, Louis Pauwels deplores their dandyism, and his article brings about a survey on the same subject in Arts issue #554 (8-14 February 1956).
Both the negative and positive meanings of decadence, as well as of dandyism and aestheticism, are key to "understanding of Aschenbach's departure from his bourgeois existence" (Mundt 89).
It spans both the range of ordinary working clothes, from the overalls of sappers to the T-shirts of naval gunnies, and the high-end, almost foppish finery of the dress uniform, an ensemble that, in its way, is the intrusion of dandyism into the serious male business of killing people.
There is a magnificent picture of Wilde in James Sherwood's beautifully turned-out book, itself the epitome of dandyism in the publishing trade.
Hip-hop gave me a certain view of masculinity," he said, "which I think has made it difficult for me to be into the kind of dandyism that some of my peers are into.
For all its dandyism, the public-school ethos--to "play up"--was no less forgiving.
Garelick, Rising Star: Dandyism, Gender, and Performance in the Fin de Siecle (Princeton, N.
What better juxtaposition than the flowery-shirted, Gucci-loafered dandyism of Sir Henry Cecil standing cheek by jowl with the baggy trousers and braces of Sir Mick Easterby, or the lofty and imposing John Gosden leaving his Newmarket eyrie to rub shoulders with the stumpy and pugnacious David Nicholls (actually, Gosden and Nicholls could only rub shoulders if Gosden were to kneel down, but you know what I mean).
Etymologically, the word encapsulates her philosophical tendencies and her own dandyism, recalling that the Real Academia Espanola defines "peripatetica" as "ridiculo o extravagante en sus dictamenes o maximas" (def.
EUR[pounds sterling]Well, IEUROm into dandyism in all its forms, but not in a foppish or pretentious way," he said.
his] grotesque dandyism and anarchic behavior is not so much to point out the injustice and incapacity of a society that has failed to assimilate him as it is to demonstrate his personal will to remain different.
In Austen's narratives, the Burkean propaganda of domestic values is most effectively channeled through the "culture war" between the middle class aristocracy and the rebellious metropolitan dandyism, where the former as the novel's protagonists incessantly satirize and patronize the latter as its antagonists.