[fair-th ee-wel]


a state of perfection: The meal was done to a fare-thee-well.
the maximum effect; fullest measure or extent: an actress who plays each scene to a fare-thee-well.

Also fare-you-well [fair-yoo-wel] /ˈfɛər yuˌwɛl/.
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Historical Examples of fare-you-well

  • "Fare-you-well, madame," said I, with a heavy frown and a sweeping bow.

    Simon Dale

    Anthony Hope

  • We sit back and roast the trusts to a fare-you-well for hogging all there is in sight.

    A Daughter of the Dons

    William MacLeod Raine

  • It's that French detective, Courant, an' he's worked us to a fare-you-well.

    Castle Craneycrow

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • Their identity made it very plain that the double-crossing process had been employed to a fare-you-well.

  • Might as well own up, since everybody knows it now—and that I danced to a fare-you-well, but fell down hard.

    The Heritage of the Hills

    Arthur P. Hankins

British Dictionary definitions for fare-you-well




informal, mainly US a state of perfectionthe steak was cooked to a fare-thee-well
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