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all gas and gaiters

A favorable or pleasant state. The phrase can also be written as "all is gas and gaiters," which is how it first appeared in Charles Dickens's novel Nicholas Nickleby. My boss has been in a good mood all week, so all is gas and gaiters.
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all gas and gaiters

a satisfactory state of affairs. informal, dated
This expression was first recorded in Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby ( 1839 ): ‘All is gas and gaiters’.
1961 P. G. Wodehouse Ice in the Bedroom She cries ‘Oh, Freddie darling!’ and flings herself into his arms, and all is gas and gaiters again.
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But the garage inform me the wrong tyre needs changing and fail to point out the leaking gaiter or the coolant leak.
However, I did suffer some last-minute wobblies when the glue used on my gaiters seeped through the fabric of my running shoes, creating nodules that needed filing down the day before we started.
However, as there is no road test as part of an MoT, it might not be noticed if the gaiter is in good condition.
Contract notice: open procedure for the supply of fire resistant chain saw intervention and gaiter gaiters for various public services
Tenders are invited for Fitting of metal component and leather strip in gaiter glacier
In January last year, the council passed a variance for the Pondview subdivision adjacent to Gaiter Lake allowing properties to be built 50 feet from the lake's ordinary high water level, instead of the 150 feet dictated by the DNR.
Attivo trim adds a leather steering wheel and gearshift gaiter, driver seat height adjustment and 15-inch alloys at pounds 8,250.
Tenders are invited for Honning Stone Gaiter 180X13x13mm
Tenders are invited for Supply of Tricycle, wheel chair, rt cock up splint, RT knee gaiter, cp walker, surgical sandel, mcr shoes, RT hand gloves, LT) afo (l+) cockup splint, surgical shoes (mcr)
This fitted-style gaiter features Hypalon straps, a Cordura instep section for abrasion resistance, Velcro front closure, and a solid locking topstrap.
The contrasting theme is carried through the interior with a black painted centre stack; black leather sports steering wheel and gear lever gaiter with red stitching; black leather handbrake lever and gaiter with red stitching; black floor mats with red stitching; and Charcoal black sport seats with contrasting red stitching.
Another small but important materials-based development has been introduced by ContiTech Vibration Control (contitech.de), a thermoplastic polyurethane gaiter, a component for premium luxury cars with air suspensions.
Around my neck, I wore either a wool scarf or a fleece neck gaiter. Cabela's Wooltimate Beanie and Neck Gaiter make a good combination here.
Janice Pare, inventor of “The Obedient Pup Neck Gaiter Training Aid” created a patent-pending training aid that helps stop a dog from barking and pulling hard on the leash restoring the dog back to a calm state of mind.