One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a perfectly cooked meal’
superbly, superlatively, excellently, flawlessly, faultlessly, to perfection, without fault, ideally, wonderfully, marvellously, magnificently, sublimely, admirably, inimitably, incomparably, impeccably, immaculately, exquisitely, consummately
North American to a fare-thee-well
informal like a dream, to a T, terrifically, fantastically
2‘I think we understand each other perfectly’
absolutely, utterly, completely, altogether, entirely, wholly, totally, thoroughly, fully, quite, in every respect
3‘you know perfectly well that is not what I meant’
very, quite, full
informal damn, damned
British informal jolly, bloody
North American informal darned
Northern English archaic right
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