fine and dandy

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - fine and dandy

"fine and dandy"

excellent, often used sarcastically to mean the opposite


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - fine and dandy

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: How has your computer been operating since the IT department pushed the company-wide software update?

Colleague 2: Fine and dandy. In fact, It seems to be running a little faster than usual. Why?

Colleague 1: Mine is the opposite. It has been slow and sluggish and freezes up every once in a while.

Colleague 2: I guess you had better have the IT department take a look at it then.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - fine and dandy

A couple are talking ...

Wife: I really don't think your idea of permissive parenting is working very well.

Husband: Why? What is the issue?

Wife: Our son has stopped applying himself at school, his room is a mess and he really needs a haircut.

Husband: It is just a passing phase.

Wife: That may be fine and dandy but I think that our son is developing such bad habits that, in time, he will become a lazy slob.

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fine and dandy - Gerund Form:

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fine and dandy - Examples:

1)  That's all fine and dandy if that is how you want to run your life and relationships.

2)  This is all fine and dandy, but vendors don't tend to provide PD for the technology they sell.

3)  They see things differently, and that's fine and dandy. Let that battle continue.

4)  Savings in 401K's are fine and dandy but remember you're only encouraging the purchase of paper assets.

5)  All of this was fine and dandy but a better way was needed.

6)  If you want to discuss something or ask me a question that's fine and dandy. I can not promise to know the answer, but if it's out ...

7)  ... all see the meaning of life through a foggy glass and deem it fine and dandy to demean, disparage, bear false witness, blaspheme, and kill innocent people.

8)  ... feelings he has with me or not has with me, it's fine and dandy. We don't need to get along.

9)  It's all fine and dandy to want the matter investigated fully and to get all the facts out. But ...

10)  While updating the various rule sets is fine and dandy, but what about taking it a step further and rearranging the order in which ...

11)  ... that's were the problems start because anything that isn't 100% fine and dandy, will have problems that need to be focused on to make it perfect.

12)  All this talk is fine and dandy until you are over 65 and go out to look for a job.

13)  Lots of developers use PHP day-to-day and think its flaws are fine and dandy. Those are the people that really need to be reached.

14)  I don't suppose much has changed. Now this is all fine and dandy, except for when there is something you actually want to do!

15)  If you're in good economic times, it's all fine and dandy.

16)  But in most parts of the world people will be fine and dandy with the government bailing out their national brand.

17)  In other words, going there to explore is fine and dandy -- our robots are all over it already. But as a desirable residential neighbourhood ...

18)  ... the recovery phase and then got back in the ring, everything was fine and dandy

19)  As it turned out, sharing was not broken. Sharing was working fine and dandy, Google just wasn't part of it. People were sharing all around us.

20)  To focus on one thing to accomplish it, is all fine and dandy, but you must be careful not to over focus so as to only accomplish ...