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1. adjective, slang Excellent; especially remarkable or outstanding. I got this sweet new computer monitor for just $100 during the store's liquidation sale. He said he could get me a sweet deal on tickets to the football game.
2. adjective, slang Used to emphasize something of one's own, especially when it conflicts or is at odds with someone else. You sure took your sweet time getting here! It doesn't matter how much we argue with him, Tom will always do things his own sweet way.
3. interjection, slang Excellent; fantastic! A: "I just picked up that new video game!" B: "Sweet! Let's go play it!" Oh, sweet—my new headphones arrived in the mail!
sweeter than honey
Exceptionally sweet, friendly, or kindly. My grandmother, God rest her soul, was sweeter than honey, but boy could she tell some raunchy jokes! He may seem sweeter than honey right now, but he'll turn on you in an instant if you get in his way.
the nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat
proverb The last parts of something are the most enjoyable. Some of my terminally ill patients have said that they enjoy life more once they know that death is imminent. The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat, I guess.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
*sweet as honeyand sweeter than honey; sweet as sugar
very sweet; charming. (*Also: as ~.) Larry's words were sweeter than honey as he tried to convince Alice to forgive him. Jill: Is Mary Ann nice? Jane: Yes, indeed. She's as sweet as honey. Your little girl is darling! Just as sweet as sugar.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
mod. good; profitable; excellent. I got involved in a sweet deal having to do with a better job.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.