Thursday 16 August 2007

Phrase of the Day 135 'hunky dory'

"everything is hunky dory"

definition: everything is ok, everything is good.

example: "If you would only pay the bills on time, everything would be hunky dory."

possible origins:

Huncho-dori was a major street in Yokohama that was frequented by American sailors on leave during WW1. To be in Huncho-dori was to be enjoying leisure activities, and having a good time.

or from the archaic English word "hunk" meant "goal" and is probably derived from the Dutch "honk" also meaning "goal". To have reached one's goal is to be satisfied and happy.

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