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Fine; going well.‘everything is hunky-dory’
fine, of high quality, of a high standard, quality, superiorView synonyms
- ‘We had just booked two holidays abroad, everything was hunky-dory, and then this happens.’
- ‘She added: ‘We are standing here saying everything is hunky-dory.’’
- ‘Everything must be hunky-dory over there now, right?’
- ‘Just as you always do when everything's hunky-dory, hey Rene?’
- ‘And imagine if he were to say that there is no problem out there, that everything's hunky-dory.’
- ‘Sure enough, once it was removed, everything was hunky-dory again.’
- ‘You go out and for three or four pints it is all hunky-dory, then things start to deteriorate.’
- ‘That's not to say everything is hunky-dory.’
- ‘Although my flatmate stresses have been removed I would be lying to say that moving home is hunky-dory.’
- ‘I became aware not all was hunky-dory after handling a reader's mortgage complaint.’
- ‘But everything, as you agonizingly expected, comes out hunky-dory.’
- ‘Yes, everything seems hunky-dory for good old Angela!’
- ‘Yet this week he maintained it will all be hunky-dory with his Celtic team-mates.’
- ‘She believes that everything in life can't be hunky-dory all the time.’
- ‘If the team does well, everything is hunky-dory.’
- ‘Things may look hunky-dory from outside, but within we're reeling from the events of last year.’
- ‘He can't show up and expect things to be so hunky-dory between us.’
- ‘Even if the house was in tip-top condition and living in it was hunky-dory, adjusting to life in a completely different place would still mean a stressful few weeks.’
- ‘I'm disinclined to believe that everything is hunky-dory and that the agencies are working well together.’
- ‘He pops in for a day, then, based on what he sees and hears from inside his protective bubble, declares everything to be just hunky-dory.’
Mid 19th century (originally US): hunky from Dutch honk ‘home, base’ (in games); the origin of dory is unknown.
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