fancy-pants


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fancy-pants

Pretentious or fancy in an extreme or excessive way. Use of this phrase often indicates the speaker's annoyance. I'd rather go to a ball game than another one of your fancy-pants corporate events. We don't need a fancy-pants vacuum, we just need one that can suck up dirt.
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Racing car fool Will Ferrell (above) fails to tag fancy-pants foreigner Sacha 'Borat' Cohen as a serious rival.
Looking back over the articles I've written I see that we've covered almost every part of the cook's art, from the fancy-pants cheffy dishes (my occasional weakness for which I humbly seek your tolerance) to the simple, hearty dishes we all cook every week.
One evening, in his first year at Fancy-Pants University, my son was halfway up the crowded interior stairwell of the Sciences Building when the grid went down and the lights winked out.
I'd add that the fact that Asian-y things are Other, yet are appreciated by history's fancy-pants tastemakers, may be extra-appealing to Jews, who also see themselves as outsiders and long to be in.
[a] sa_bing The troth behind the fancy-pants square water bottle and why you should put it down immediately
Forget fancy-pants formations and football if you want to win the fans over and keep your job.
Most people have seen one, usually in a demonstration where some fancy-pants rider has a glass of wine balanced on his hat as the horse glides gracefully around the ring.
So it's still surprising to me that all of the fancy-pants bass guys I get a chance to fish with have never considered fishing like this.
Bush--a cult that celebrated his anti-intellectualism and made much of the supposed fact that the "misunderestimated" C-average student had proved himself smarter than all the fancy-pants experts.
The standard 197 is in demand for one-touch electric windows, hands free entry, air conditioning, heated mirrors, cruise control, fancy-pants dash and curtain airbags.
One which I think has legs is No 22, the Condescension response: 'Look the critic dead in the eye and say, "Well, well, look at Mr Fancy-Pants"' ...
Because smuggins child psychologist Kris Murrin told me ( along with her fancy-pants computer that was able to produce a graphic prediction of Michael's fatty fate.
We live in a yurt, and you want to spend thousands of dollars on some fancy-pants architect??!" After our thirty-fifth argument about the design of the house, however, I grudgingly came around.
IT'S TEMPTING TO THINK OF virtual reality technology as a fancy-pants, cut ting-edge technology that companies should implement only in small increments, said John Martin, a consulting engineer at BAE Systems Submarines in Bristol, England.
This widely reviled Reagan-era social construct opened up to ordinary people countless pleasures and pursuits once reserved for the upper class, from "gourmet" food to good-looking cars to nicely designed furniture to fancy-pants literary devices to an obsession with Tuscany.