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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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What Auerbach calls the "select club" of Rice's vampires is as exclusive in its own way as the dandyism of Brummell, Baudelaire, and Wilde (155).
20) Jewel awakens to the fact that his beauty and style are incorporated into the mythologization plot of the one-dimensional society, the dandyism turned into its ruins, as a result of repressive desublimation, and he is deprived of his pacified existence.
What place does this evolution of dandyism hold in the history of sexuality, especially given the mediating role of women?
Rabbit's pro-war opinions in Rabbit Redux are held to be an expression of "the reactionary dandyism [John Updike] shares with Tom Wolfe and William Buckley.
This predates by ten years Smithson's interview with Moira Roth, in which he expresses his dislike for Duchamp's dandyism and his lassitude with the "Duchampitis" he sees as having seized the art world.
11) Baudelaire asserts, in a memorable phrase, that dandyism is a feature of transitional periods, "le dernier eclat d'heroisme dans les decadences" (390-91).
Genova take different directions, the former illustrating the way the Salon of 1827-28 is planned as a reminder of the excesses of the Terror, and the latter, in a probing study, shows how dandyism saps the foundations of accepted values through subversive cultural terrorism.
Despite these complications, Braudy attacks the problem of modern fame with relish and delivers a wealth of insights on a variety of related subjects, such as dandyism, avant-gardism, anorexia, suicide and the political cult of personality.
But this is precisely what makes it so valuable: It shows us the limits of what modish nouveau dandyism (and even its attendant rhetoric of failure) can recuperate.
The nine sections that follow detail bibliographical information about biographies, bibliographies, Etudes Generales, dandyism, women, Catholic and Norman influences, narrative structure, commentaries by Barbey's contemporaries, and critical studies of specific texts by Barbey.
The canons of dandyism have not changed much since Beau Brummel's vanity, insolence and panache titillated George IV.
Early in Stapleton's career, in 1993, the critic Stuart Morgan associated the artist's interest in marginal detail with dandyism.
Baudelaire: Individualism, Dandyism, and the Philiosophy of History.
As the dandy is the nineteenth century's surrogate for the aristocrat in matters of culture, so Camp is the modern dandyism.