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put on a good/poor/etc. show

To attempt, do, or perform something with a particular level of quality (specified before "show"). Every year, the city carolers put on a wonderful show in front of city hall. Though they were heavily favored to win, the team put on a pretty poor show.
See also: good, on, poor, put, show

weird and wonderful

1. adjective Having an unusual or strange appearance or design, but ingenious, attractive, or desirable nonetheless. The festival celebrates the weird and wonderful car designs not seen by many in the mainstream market.
2. noun That which has such a strange likability. I love this shop—they seem to specialize in the weird and wonderful.
See also: and, weird, wonderful

thanks for a (some kind of) evening

1. An expression of gratitude said to someone when leaving some social occasion they hosted in the evening. Words like "lovely," "nice," "wonderful," etc., are used before "evening." Thanks for a super evening, guys. What a fantastic party! That was a delicious dinner, and you make for wonderful company. Thanks for a lovely evening all around.
2. An expression of gratitude said to someone after spending an evening with them, as on a date. Thanks for a wonderful evening, Jenny. I'd really like to see you again sometime.
See also: evening, kind, thanks

thanks for a (some kind of) time

1. An expression of gratitude said to someone when leaving some social occasion they hosted. Words like "lovely," "nice," "wonderful," etc., are used before "time." Thanks for a super time, guys. What a fantastic party! That was a delicious dinner, and you make for wonderful company. Thanks for a lovely time all around.
2. An expression of gratitude said to someone after spending an time with them, as on a date. Thanks for a wonderful time, Jenny. I'd really like to see you again sometime.
See also: kind, thanks, time

thank you for a (some kind of) evening

1. An expression of gratitude said to someone when leaving some social occasion they hosted in the evening. Words like "lovely," "nice," "wonderful," etc., are used before "evening." Thank you for a super evening, guys. What a fantastic party! That was a delicious dinner, and you make for wonderful company. Thank you for a lovely evening all around.
2. An expression of gratitude said to someone after spending an evening with them, as on a date. Thank you for a wonderful evening, Jenny. I'd really like to see you again sometime.
See also: evening, kind, thank

thank you for a (some kind of) time

1. An expression of gratitude said to someone when leaving some social occasion they hosted. Words like "lovely," "nice," "wonderful," etc., are used before "time." Thank you for a super time, guys. What a fantastic party! That was a delicious dinner, and you make for wonderful company. Thank you for a lovely time all around.
2. An expression of gratitude said to someone after spending an time with them, as on a date. Thank you for a wonderful time, Jenny. I'd really like to see you again sometime.
See also: kind, thank, time

(I'm) having a wonderful time; wish you were here.

Cliché a catchphrase that is thought to be written onto postcards by people who are away on vacation. John wrote on all his cards, "Having a wonderful time; wish you were here." And he really meant it too. "I'm having a wonderful time; wish you were here," said Tom, speaking on the phone to Mary, suddenly feeling very insincere.
See also: have, here, wish, wonderful

put on a good, poor, wonderful, etc. show

make a good, poor, etc. attempt at doing something, especially in spite of difficulties: Considering that the children had no help, they put on a marvellous show.
See also: on, put, show

weird and wonderful

clever and attractive, but unusual or strange: People were wearing all sorts of weird and wonderful clothes.
See also: and, weird, wonderful
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Your pride may have taken a hit because slowly but surely, you are getting the message that someone is not blown away by your wonderfulness as much as you'd like them to be Leo.
But again, money would be the ultimate reason here: Tourists prefer to see in safe Cordoba a "mosque," associated, as such an entity is, with the much-publicized wonderfulness of Islamic Spain, than to see yet another European cathedral, which in Europe are a dime a dozen, so to speak, and which are associated to boot with the evil, intolerant, and, as many scholars assure us, inferior Christian European civilization.
President how we totally betrayed your Administration by not concluding our prayers every night by saying "Thank you for preventing another Great Depression, you are entitled to skate along on your own wonderfulness indefinitely and if you get less than you could have on Health Care Reform or taxes, well, that'll be okay, we're happy to pay $10,000 for a $300 car because hey, it could've been $20,000, right?
The many reflections that Jenna Lucado includes in this book allows the reader to take inventory of their life, and genuinely and honestly look at areas that can be improved, while discovering the wonderfulness of the perfect Dad we all have.
Many of the men in this collection desire or fantasize about marrying the irrepressibly spunky Anne Blythe, or are in denial about their very desire, as with Allardyce of "Fancy's Fool" who "said red-haired women were his abomination." The women, on the other hand, are either admiring or jealous of her sheer wonderfulness. Dr.
Ah, the wonderfulness of the day seems to have begun.
Adults also could control their own behaviors: the lazy attempt to meet their emotional needs by using their child as a friend; the urge to compete with other adults via their child's wonderfulness; the terror at disapproval that leads to entrenched permissiveness.
is long on rhetoric, long on its wonderfulness, yet its actions within its own history demonstrate the shortcomings of its democracy.
You're not trying to beat some holiday wonderfulness standard as depicted in the movies or in your own hazy memories.
In the examples here, slightly different powder charges did not show similar wonderfulness, so it might be best to think that the half-inch group was a happy convergence of chance.
How wonderful it is to sit back and wonder at wonderfulness. The eye spellbound by the play of colour and form, frequently lifted to the floating ballerinas - the butterflies of the garden - witnessing many a prenuptial made between them, while the ear becomes preoccupied with the merry chirping of the birds, the hilarious croaking of the frogs and the gentle - contented - hum of the bees.
In a minute, in a microcosm, we had an instant replay of 21st-century America--while our eyes were blinkered and our ears were exposed to meaningless prattle about the wonderfulness of everything.
THE WONDERFULNESS OF WALLPAPER TRAYS Just think of it: No more small plastic containers tumbling over and soaking the table and floors!
The wonderfulness of the Model 1905 sight addressed, I have to say I personally prefer the much simpler peep sight of the Model 1903A3s.