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good show


splendid; excellent performance


He tried hard, so we yelled "Good show!"

Word Origin

1940; British

Usage Note

informal (to express approval)'s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • He might have been speaking of any commonplace—a ball-game, or a good show.

  • There was a good show of blossom, but when it came to the apples, every one was blighted.

    Grandmother Dear

    Mrs. Molesworth
  • He can't git with a good one; they wouldn't have him with a good show.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • What the men who undertook to carry on tradition did for us was to arrange a good show.


    Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • But in the nearest there were just Madeline and Mrs. Lenox, and that was a good show.

    Jewel Weed

    Alice Ames Winter
  • Course, commutin' in and out the way I do, I didn't have a good show.

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