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In excellent order:‘he said to tell you everything is copacetic’
- ‘But Those 70s ‘stars’ are not so copacetic, according to the Page Sixers.’
- ‘It's positively copacetic, man, it really swings.’
- ‘But, you know, because it's defending an adulterer, this is just mind-boggling and I can't believe, you know, half of you are copacetic with it and say, oh, well, he might have a chance.’
- ‘Although film has long offered immeasurable value to dance through its documentary capacities, the marriage is not always copacetic.’
- ‘You'd just agreed with me about how important it is to make sure things are copacetic at the hospital.’
- ‘I mean, to me, I'm no lawyer, but that seems - I mean, anybody can look at something like that, and say, you know, that's not really copacetic what you're doing there.’
- ‘Whether it's a truce between a volatile owner and an ornery general manager or a self-absorbed player and a temperamental coach, everything is copacetic when the games don't count.’
- ‘This account shows that beneath the positive reports to the public from senior Marine officers, all was not copacetic.’
- ‘Mom and Dad, especially Mom, aren't too happy with the arrangement either, but Frank assures them that everything's copacetic, though clearly it isn't.’
- ‘This standard says that if a company's cash is slated for operating purposes, everything is copacetic.’
- ‘They can even make breaking up sound copacetic and cool.’
- ‘Just when everything seems copacetic, mob boss Spats Colombo appears on the scene, still looking for the two musicians who witnessed the hit back in Chicago.’
- ‘And that desire to foster a copacetic synthesis between carbon-based life forms and artificial devices can be heard in every blip and digitized beat played.’
- ‘It's got some low keyboard gut rumbling, and the upbeat but somehow down tunes will leave you copacetic.’
- ‘Their habits were no longer exactly copacetic with my new interests.’
- ‘I realize not everyone is like this, which is copacetic, as in fine, with me.’
- ‘So once that supply line is copacetic, then you're going to see a bigger smile.’
- ‘What is abundantly clear in 2003 is that things are far from copacetic in this society of ours.’
- ‘I was totally copacetic with my Kool-Aid.’
- ‘Nobody hates anybody, nobody puts anybody down, and everything's copacetic.’
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
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