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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Definitions for tickety-boo

  1. Chiefly British Informal. fine; OK.

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Citations for tickety-boo
"Yes, yes--I'm tickety-boo, just tickety-boo." This was nothing short of the truth. Mr. Edward Trencom, the proprietor of Trencoms--the tenth generation of the family to occupy this position--was in the finest possible fettle. Giles Milton, Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue, and Cheese, 2007
… that class of individual doesn't make mistakes. They simply go on. No balls-up here, everything is tickety-boo. But, as you might have guessed, everything really isn't tickety-boo. Alan Furst, Spies of the Balkans, 2010
Origin of tickety-boo
1935-1940
Tickety-boo is of uncertain origin, but it may be an expressive alteration of the phrase that's the ticket. It entered English in the 1930s.
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