sugar and spice (and everything nice)

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sugar and spice (and everything nice)

Of a female, very pleasant and amiable. Perhaps derived from the 19th-century nursey rhyme, "What Are Little Boys Made of?", which says that girls are made of "sugar and spice and everything nice." My son is a holy terror, but my daughter is sugar and spice and everything nice, thank goodness. Maria is usually all sugar and spice, but if you make her made she'll bite your head off!
See also: and, everything, spice, sugar
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