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Superior or high-class in a pretentious way.‘a fancy-pants restaurant’
- ‘Toney and I attended a "travel show" last Saturday, at the new fancy-pants Hilton in downtown Scranton.’
- ‘If you have a fancy-pants burning program, use that.’
- ‘In fact, I don't even think the fancy-pants restaurant has a changing table in the bathroom.’
- ‘No fancy-pants lawyer would be able to sandbag me with illogical arguments, or Oprah melodrama.’
- ‘When I was a kid we had to wear turtle shells and we didn't have any fancypants space Velcro to keep them on.’
- ‘He is leaving the midwest and moving to fancy-pants San Francisco for some girl.’
- ‘"Blanching" is simply a fancy-pants way of saying boil for a minute or two.’
- ‘Lisa's wary of expensive over-priced fancy-pants food.’
- ‘That's why I was very excited to discover a small oasis of fancypants food in my neighborhood, called Choice.’
- ‘Many feature films make him wear a fancy-pants wig.’
- ‘I'm from West Virginia and don't usually go in for such fancy-pants things, but my wife convinced me to give it a try.’
- ‘And I venture to suggest that he makes most literary fancypants self-obsessives look like the rank amateurs that they are.’
- ‘They put me up in this really fancy-pants place.’
- ‘Sometimes those fancy-pants restaurants are all style and no substance, but this place delivered.’
- ‘Felidia is this fancy-pants restaurant owned by Lydia, who is apparently a chef with a show on PBS.’
- ‘Beyond using simple, accurate language, you can use fancy-pants words.’
- ‘Their money is as green as any fancy-pants grant.’
- ‘Anyway, I ordered some kind of fancy-pants beer from Ireland, called Smithwick's or some deal.’
- ‘I persisted, and we agreed that I could take the class with all these fancypants designers on probation.’
- ‘I owe you kitchenfuls of baked goods filled with expensive chocolate and fancy-pants butter.’
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