Definition of mod cons in English:

mod cons

plural noun

  • The amenities and appliances characteristic of a well-equipped modern house that contribute to an easier and more comfortable way of life:

    ‘the property has all mod cons’
    [in singular] ‘speciality firms are springing up to build outdoor kitchens with every mod con’
    • ‘And despite its run-down appearance, there are a few mod cons - electricity, phone line, oil-fired central heating, a septic tank and mains water.’
    • ‘Unless you've been holed up in some godforsaken middle-of-nowhere with no mod cons, there's no getting away from the veritable computer games revolution in the last couple of years.’
    • ‘The houses are fully furnished and equipped with all mod cons, down to crockery and cutlery.’
    • ‘These are complemented by mod cons like comfortable fittings and air conditioning.’
    • ‘Tomorrow, with his season over, he intends to put in a bid for a new house, half-built with all mod cons.’
    • ‘On the third floor of a modern development it has the usual mod cons.’
    • ‘Masterminded by a highly skilled local craftsman, the restoration is a superb example of how to combine the charm and character of a period property with all the mod cons of modern building methods.’
    • ‘The flat offered me more space for my money and included all the mod cons.’
    • ‘Today's campsites are well equipped and beautifully located, with all mod cons to hand.’
    • ‘It has 10 bedrooms on two floors, all recently redesigned with a subtle eye for colour - purples, blues, browns feature strongly - and all mod cons.’
    • ‘You know, it seems obvious that a lot of people want to live in traditional houses, but with all mod cons, and that's why contemporary building and development companies produce the buildings they do.’
    • ‘All 44 bedrooms are en suite, with all mod cons.’
    • ‘So perhaps the most revealing figures from what was published in 1951 relate to the mod cons, or lack of them, that existed in York households then.’
    • ‘Each house has a modern kitchen fitted out with all mod cons.’
    • ‘They live in bungalows on the land and have all mod cons like satellite TV.’
    • ‘His DIY makeover, however, stopped short of mod cons: fires still had to be built every morning, and ice collected and melted for drinking or washing.’
    • ‘Can you possibly describe to somebody from the city, who has a proper house with running water and all the mod cons, what it is like to try to bring up five kids in this environment?’
    • ‘But in those days there were few mod cons, cleaning appliances or chemicals, so scrubbing up was hard work and everyone who did it was greatly respected.’
    • ‘The Costa del Sol has an average 325 days' sunshine a year, a laid-back lifestyle, yet with all the mod cons we have come to expect, and an outdoor life second-to-none.’
    • ‘Whether it's a tourer, a motorhome, a holiday home or even a folding camper, the winning leisure vehicle will be decked out with mod cons fit for a gadget geek in heaven.’


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