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Post by Stevenloan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:38 pm

Hi you guys! A is so surprised when A sees B wear a very nice suit because B usually wears casual clothes. Here's the situation:

A: What's up with the fancy-fancy?
B: I have a date.

Does "What's up with the fancy-fancy?" mean "Why are you wearing such nice clothes?" in this case?

Thanks very much!

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Post by trolley » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:23 pm

I imagine it does, Steve. That may be a common expression somewhere...but nowhere that I've ever been.
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Post by tony h » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:39 pm

This is not an expression I know. The only Fancy Fancy is Top Cat's sidekick who has rather a way with the opposite sex.

It comes across this way:
1. fancy (on it's own) would mean dressed up (in this case) still casual.
2. fancy fancy would mean dressed up but more formal or out of character.

So James Bond in:
- black tie might be "dressed up"
- black tie but with a white dinner jacket might by "fancy"
- white tie with a platinum and pearl dress set might be "fancy fancy"

I would suggest that the tone is probably slightly jealous.

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I'm puzzled therefore I think.

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Post by Stevenloan » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:00 pm

trolley and tony h : Thanks a lot for your input.
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