One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to emphasize the manner in which someone does something, especially when this is seen as surprising.‘she walked forward as calm as you please’
- ‘He stopped about two feet from me, as casual as you please, staring down at me, and I staring at him with a mixture of determination and fear.’
- ‘They're gone and he's sneaking up on the place and jerking doors open and windows as quick as you please.’
- ‘Now, imagine controlling that character and wandering about for as long as you please, taking in the fully interactive and insanely large environments.’
- ‘She stood as pretty as you please in her sunbonnet, and long dress in the hot weather waiting for my brother Dick to come up and see her.’
- ‘There I'd be driving along just as nice as you please and in the passenger seat the fellow would be bouncing up and down, up and down.’
- ‘Mehinakrota walked in as bold as you please, his head held high.’
- ‘Stay as long as you please then, Mr. Benito, Mr. Kane.’
- ‘You can feel as ridiculous as you please or you can admire the pretty mosaic tiles, breathe in the herb-infused vapours and let the heat take over.’
- ‘Once you've got the material, you can be as creative as you please with sewing or painting on patterns.’
- ‘The staff are friendly without being saccharine and are quite willing to let you linger for as long as you please over a cup of coffee.’
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