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[fair-th ee-wel] /ˈfɛər ðiˌwɛl/
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/ (Show IPA)
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  • 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
  • "fare-you-well, madame," said I, with a heavy frown and a sweeping bow.

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

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

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • I never heard that I gave up keeping boarding-house because my cooks packed off without a fare-you-well.

    In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
  • And, if you don't git killed, old Dunk'll fix yuh like he fixed the Gordon boys—I know him—to a fare-you-well.

    Flying U Ranch B. M. Bower
  • And here's Slim—I don't know his right name—he raises hogs to a fare-you-well.

British Dictionary definitions for fare-you-well


(informal, mainly US) a state of perfection: the steak was cooked to a fare-thee-well
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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