fare-thee-well

fare-thee-well
noun
state of perfection; the utmost degree
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they polished the furniture to a fare-thee-well

Hypernyms: ↑perfection, ↑flawlessness, ↑ne plus ultra

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noun or fare-you-well also fare-ye-well \\| ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ (-s)
1. : a state of perfection and completion

the cake was done to a fare-thee-well

he took off his uncle's brusque mannerisms to a fare-thee-well

2. : the utmost degree

worked to a fare-you-well

he drubbed the little pest to a fare-ye-well

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/fair"dhee wel'/, n.
1. a state of perfection: The meal was done to a fare-thee-well.
2. the maximum effect; fullest measure or extent: an actress who plays each scene to a fare-thee-well.
Also, fare-you-well /fair"yooh wel'/.

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fare-thee-well «FAIR thee WEHL», noun. to a fare-thee-well,
to the last point or utmost degree; completely: »

The book is illustrated, indexed, and appendixed to a fare-thee-well (New Yorker).

Also, fare-you-well.

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(also fare-you-well) n. in phrase to a fare-thee-well to perfection; thoroughly

the inn is touristy to a fare-thee-well


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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