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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. Now that our baby is sleeping through the night, it's all gas and gaiters! All is gas and gaiters when your spouse is happy, am I right?
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all gas and gaitersa 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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