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the quality

The condition of something, usually as good or bad. I can barely hear you—the quality of this phone call is terrible. I was willing to spend a little more on these boots because the quality is great.
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chuckle with (a particular quality)

To laugh in a particular manner. I couldn't help but chuckle with delight when I saw the little girl feed her ice cream cone to her dog.
See also: chuckle, particular

nice and (something)

Very something. Used to emphasize how nice something is because of the particular quality named after "and." I love your new house! It's nice and bright inside! Ah, this lemonade is nice and cold—just the thing for such a hot day.
See also: and, nice

quality time

Time spent interacting with someone in a close, meaningful way. This Christmas, I want to spend some real quality time with the family instead of having everyone stuck on their phones and tablets the whole time. I'm looking forward to having some quality time with you on our camping trip.
See also: quality, time

nice and some quality

[being or having] enough of some quality; adequately; sufficiently. It is nice and cool this evening. I think your steak is nice and done now, just the way you like it.
See also: and, nice, quality

quality time

time spent with someone allowing interaction and closeness. He was able to spend a few minutes of quality time with his son, Buxton, at least once every two weeks.
See also: quality, time

quality Joe

n. an innocent or straight (male) person. (Underworld.) Lefty is not what I would call your average quality Joe.
See also: joe, quality
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Then, through consultations with quality assurance staff, medical records staff, data processing staff, and others, the qualities and the quantities of information necessary, as well as appropriate methods of reporting data, are determined.
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