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Excellent:‘a beezer time was had by all’
excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstandingView synonyms
- ‘Some time in the 80s my mother came up with what she thought was a beezer idea for a restaurant.’
- ‘Living with his stuffy parents again gives him the beezer idea of hunting down his former schoolmates.’
- ‘Purederry will return to your screens with a new beezer edition next week on Monday 10th January.’
- ‘And a beezer time was had by all.’
1950s: from the earlier noun beezer, denoting something large or impressive, of unknown origin.
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