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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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  • And it has a good show, Olga says, if frost will only keep off and no hail comes.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • But in the nearest there were just Madeline and Mrs. Lenox, and that was a good show.

    Jewel Weed Alice Ames Winter
  • Having done so, he put it in his pocket, and turned with a good show of coolness to his guest.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • He might have been speaking of any commonplace—a ball-game, or a good show.

  • They could have put up a good show in Paris and emerged from French criticism with dignity.

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

    Grandmother Dear Mrs. Molesworth

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