fancy-schmancy

fancy-schmancy

slang Very, perhaps overly, showy or elaborate. Well, that's a fancy-schmancy outfit—I didn't realize this party was such a dressy occasion.

fancy-schmancy

(ˈfæntsiˈʃmæntsi)
mod. fancy; very fancy. This one is just too fancy-schmancy for Heidi.
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I HAVE always wished I wore a uniform for work, nothing too restrictive like a fancy-schmancy air hostess, I am far too messy and rough around the edges to master their perfect red lipstick and groomed hair each day.
Having grabbed a Michelin star for its New York branch, we were expecting some fancy-schmancy twists to our beloved som tum.
'The hairy emperor was worrying about his kingdom, so he sat awkwardly on his fancy-schmancy throne made of pure gold.
And this is some seriously fine dining, as they head to Hever Castle to cook a very fancy-schmancy lunch for some Antiques Roadshow experts, to help celebrate the series' 40th anniversary.
You don't have to give them fancy-schmancy treats or marvellously educational expeditions, you just have to be together in the same room.
"It's not some fancy-schmancy salad with quinoa and silly ingredients you can only buy in Wholefoods, it's just normal food."
"Ideomotor response is the fancy-schmancy term scientists use to say that you moved the message indicator yourself without knowing that you did it.
Not fancy-schmancy cards that sing and dance, but cards that look and sound different--that keep greeting cards interesting."
One airport lounge is trying to rectify the imbalance with a new water bar by fancy-schmancy Norwegian company Voss.
All fancy-schmancy, frou-frou bets are off because you are raising demons.
His creations include film, television, stop-motion animation, children's books, mascots, parade floats, toy prototypes and fancy-schmancy gallery shows with people whom he has absolutely nothing to talk about.
It's got the familiar feel of a commercial lube--it's thin, viscous and comes in an unassuming white-and-purple tube--so no one will ever be the wiser about its fancy-schmancy ingredients, like "organic borago officinalis seed oil" (blosson-organics.com).
For, indeed, it is a story of how Al Jazeera's new fancy-schmancy coach went to Belhasa Driving School to pick up his driver's licence.
So when The Sounds of the City blog notes, as part of its ongoing excavation of signs that punk has reached an awkward age, that "The first four Ramones are being re-released on fancy-schmancy 180-gram vinyl, so they can be properly appreciated by audiophiles/collectors," naturally, I was struck by a deep sense of irony.
But that's another story.) Arthur, an amiable Australian barista, isn't merely a wizard of Oz at making a flat white (a fancy-schmancy coffee with an artistic pattern of foam on the top).