One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very satisfactory; fine.‘I'm not saying everything is peachy keen’
- ‘To get that peachy-keen look, brighten your cheeks with this product.’
- ‘You made it seem like everything was peachy-keen with you two.’
- ‘But now, he had the feeling she wasn't exactly peachy-keen with him.’
- ‘He has called his work ‘a stand against the fiction that everything in this slipping land of ours is peachy-keen.’’
- ‘That's the hard part, everything was going just peachy-keen when he did a disappearing act.’
- ‘At the same time, things aren't really peachy-keen anywhere nowadays.’
- ‘Days like this are for using words like peachy-keen!’
- ‘They're just good people and the label is great and everything's just peachy-keen.’
1950s: from peachy (sense 2) + keen (sense 5 of the adjective).
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