in rare form

in rare form

1. In an extreme or otherwise remarkable manner, as of one's behavior. Boy, the kids are in rare form today—how much sugar did you give them? Patty always seems so timid, but she was in rare form in the meeting and deftly answered all of the board members' questions.
2. Doing something extremely well. That comedian was really in rare form last night. I'm not his biggest fan, but he made me laugh till I cried.
See also: form, rare
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in rare form

 
1. Fig. well prepared for a good performance; at one's best. The goalie is in rare form today; that's his third great save already. We are not exactly in rare form on Monday mornings.
2. Inf. intoxicated. Gert is in rare form, but she'll have time to sleep it off. When Harry was finally in rare form, he slid beneath the table.
See also: form, rare
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in rare form

1. mod. well-tuned for a good performance; at one’s best. We are not exactly in rare form on Monday mornings.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Gert is in rare form, but she’ll have time to sleep it off.
See also: form, rare
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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