Definitions

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  • adj. ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty

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Examples

  • In 1949 he put together a quintet with an offbeat instrumentation — piano, vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums — that played everything from pretty-pretty ballads to such hell-for-leather bebop anthems as Denzil Best's "Move."

    Both Good and Popular

  • When Amy Poehler and Melissa McCarthy joked at Sunday night's Emmy awards ceremony that they were delighted to see men finally breaking through with "meaty roles" no longer simply seen as "handsome, pretty-pretty things to look at", it was a moment that as uncomfortable as it was funny.

    The Playboy Club: men only

  • What's more he's a SILLY berk. have you heard the wishy-washy pretty-pretty sub-liberal hogwash he puts out as his beliefs?

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • Instead of picking a pair of pretty-pretty stars, Ms. Taichman has gone in a different direction: Georg is played by Mark Bedard, who is balding, bespectacled and sharp-faced, wh ile Lisa McCormick, who plays Amalia, is an eagerly fluttering sparrow who is charming but not glamorous.

    In Love With 'She Loves Me'

  • Fresh Spam: a pretty-pretty fly skip to main | skip to sidebar

    a pretty-pretty fly

  • I swear to God, Tor makes me feel like a pretty-pretty princess.

    second verse, same as the first

  • Eli suspects that Rabett Run was the first to introduce the Overton window to the climate policy fray, back in 2007, pointing out that too many were shutting out what might be called the Romm/Hansen/Gore position while trying to "engage" on a pretty-pretty basis with the denialists.

    Slamming the Overton window shut

  • Go and get partnered with your pretty-pretty doll.

    Worldshaker

  • The panoramas are there, they are just - thank goodness - not the pretty-pretty ones that you usually see ad nauseum.

    If you like urban fantasy and Hong Kong you'll love this movie...

  • I love all these wonderful cakes, its nice to see something different from doves/white/pretty-pretty flowers on Wedding Cakes.

    Sunday Sweets: The Undead Wed

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