la-di-da

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la-di-da

1. adjective Pretentiously snobbish or elitist. I'd rather not go to some la-di-da restaurant and get overpriced rabbit food. Let's just get pizza.
2. interjection A sarcastic and derisive phrase meant to mock what one perceives as pretentious or overly refined. Well, la-di-da, look at Mr. Fancy in his new suit. Wow, you were on student council? La-di-da!

lah-di-dah

(ˈlɑˈdiˈdɑ)
1. mod. casual; relaxed and uncaring. She’s not all that calm about her possessions, but she is very lah-di-dah with men.
2. interj. a jeer; a mocking response. So you have a new car! Well, lah-di-dah.
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Imagine his bullying military man now living in sheltered accommodation and railing against the civilian world of 'la-di-dah Gunner Graham'-types around him.
I wander back to the la-di-dah cats, and one catches my eye immediately.
Store brand copywriters are selling their products with catchy, cute, clever, poetic, la-di-dah upscale, and downright bragging phrases.
Simon, Cheryl, Dannii and Louis get more la-di-dah every year.
The garden party the competition winner will get will be like the Queen's but without the la-di-dah."
"It takes the mickey out of la-di-dah people and places, to show that everyone can have great results but without unnecessary pretentiousness."
For two women who have supposedly had a la-di-dah upbringing they are extremely crude.
I AM going to have to tape Celebrity Big Brother tonight because, la-di-dah, I'm off to the recording of 2004TV Moments hosted by none other than my golden boy, Jonathan Ross.
It's fun to see how the la-di-dah live, and the clash of cultures and classes is the best part of the plot.
Finally, brush up on your etiquette with a copy of Better Than Beauty: A Guide To Charm (10), pounds 10.99, from Past Times (01993-770467), and put the la back into la-di-dah.
Not even when it was a bunch of long limbed la-di-dah lads and lassies getting stuck into the running and jumping for nothing but the glory and the hope of a gong slung over their manly breasts.