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"dandy" in British English

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dandynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdæn.di/

dandyadjective

uk   us   /ˈdæn.di/ (also jim-dandy) US old-fashioned or humorous
very good. This is often said as a ​joke when really something is not good or you are not ​happy about it : Well, that's just dandy if you ​happen to have ​half a million ​dollars to ​spare. I'm ​tired of ​pretendinglife is just dandy when it's not.
(Definition of dandy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dandyadjective

 us   /ˈdæn·di/ infml
very good: I’m doing just dandy, ​thanks.
(Definition of dandy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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