sweetness and light

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Etymology[edit]

sweetness +‎ and +‎ light

Noun[edit]

sweetness and light (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, often ironic) That which is good, pure, pleasant, etc.
    • 2003, Arnd Krüger, William J. Murray, The Nazi Olympics: sport, politics and appeasement in the 1930s, University of Illinois Press, page 76:
      So it transpired, though not everything at Garmisch was sweetness and light. The leader of the British team, Arnold Lunn, the "father of alpine ski racing" and a British public school amateur to the core, was a conservative Catholic who disliked the "professionalism" of National Socialist sport.
    • 2009, Jono Bacon, The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation, O'Reilly Media, Inc., page 72:
      Mailing lists are not all sweetness and light, though. Joining a mailing list is a little complex.

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