tant mieux

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tant mieux.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

tant mieux

  1. It's a good thing; fortunately; used to express that a chance happening is favorable.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      President Mounier, though he answered Mirabeau with a tant mieux, and affected to slight the matter, had his own forebodings.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "so much the better".

Interjection[edit]

tant mieux

  1. It's a good thing; fortunately; used to express that a chance happening is favorable.
    L’effet du remède a été rapide, tant mieux. — The remedy's effect was rapid, thankfully.
    S’il se conduit sagement, tant mieux pour lui. — If he behaves well, all the better for him.
    Il est parti ? Tant mieux ! — He's left? Great!
    Tant mieux pour toi !That's great for you!
    Tant mieux pour eux !Bully for them!

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