gas and gaiters

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Noun[edit]

gas and gaiters (uncountable)

  1. a pleasant situation
    • 1839 Charles Dickens - The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
      'Aha!' cried the old gentleman, folding his hands, and squeezing them with great force against each other. 'I see her now; I see her now! My love, my life, my bride, my peerless beauty. She is come at last--at last--and all is gas and gaiters!'
  2. pomposity and verbosity

References[edit]

  • OED