The Alternative English Dictionary: all Sir Garnet

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all Sir Garnet etymology From , a popular and successful general in the British Army during the second half of the 19th century.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (UK, slang, dated) in order; perfect.
    • 1905, Longman's Magazine, Volume 46, page 152 "Righto ; that's all Sir Garnet. I like to see you civvies act up to your name."
    • 1907, The Lone Hand, Volume 2, page 554 Yes, Harry was all Sir Garnet on handles : butt-end loaded with lead, inlaid in all sorts of fancy-work — hearts, shamrocks, monograms and that sort of thing.
    • 1913, Sir Compton Mackenzie, Youth's Encounter, Bell & Cockburn "That's all Sir Garnet, and don't you make no mistake. Don't you — make no mistake." Here Mrs. Frith gave a very loud hiccup and waved her arms and did not even say "beg pardon" for the offensive noise.
Synonyms: A-okay, shipshape and Bristol fashion

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