Kissing thin air is not comme il faut, especially among Europeans.
Boris' uniform, spurs, tie, and the way his hair was brushed were all comme il faut and in the latest fashion.
But I have not got no breeches, no boot-jacks—no notin, comme il faut.
comme il faut, is the Frenchman's description of good Society: as we must be.
It is not comme il faut: you can not pass in: Monsieur must retire.
It was comme il faut, and then one walked in the Park afterwards for church parade, and met all one's friends.
According to her, it was not comme il faut to board or live in a rented house.
In some ways she might almost have been a French girl, so exceedingly neat and comme il faut was her little person.
"I'm afraid there's not enough perception of the comme il faut in him to suit the every-day world," muttered he.
But how strange that even a distant relative of one so comme il faut should be of a sort to do this!
1756, French, literally "as it should be;" from comme "as, like, how," from Old French com, from Vulgar Latin quomo, from Latin quomodo "how? in what way?," pronomial adverb of manner, related to quam "how much?," qui "who" (see who).