- Used other than as an idiom: very good.
That was a very good play.
- 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
- But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ […] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window at the old mare feeding in the meadow below by the brook, and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.
- A polite acknowledgement of orders or statements.
- 1992 May 3, "Comrade Bingo" Jeeves and Wooster, Series 3, Episode 6:
- - Find out if there's any claret in the cellar, Jeeves.
- - Very good, sir.