all sweetness and light

if a person or situation is all sweetness and light, they are very pleasant, often in a way that seems false

One minute she's incredibly rude to me and the next she's all sweetness and light.


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  • all sweetness and light — phrase if a person or situation is all sweetness and light, they are very pleasant, often in a way that seems false One minute she’s incredibly rude to me and the next she’s all sweetness and light. Thesaurus: polite in an unpleasant or insincere …   Useful english dictionary

  • be all sweetness and light — to be very pleasant and friendly, especially when other people are not expecting you to be. I was expecting her to be in a foul mood but she was all sweetness and light …   New idioms dictionary

  • (be) (all) sweetness and light — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweetness and light — is an English idiom that indicates a person’s friendliness and ease. Today, it is generally used ironically to describe insincere courtesy. For example: The two had been fighting for a month, but around others it was all sweetness and light.… …   Wikipedia

  • sweetness and light — noun a mild reasonableness when he learned who I was he became all sweetness and light • Hypernyms: ↑affability, ↑affableness, ↑amiability, ↑amiableness, ↑bonhomie, ↑geniality * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweetness and light — noun Date: 1869 1. a harmonious combination of beauty and enlightenment viewed as a hallmark of culture 2. a. amiable reasonableness of disposition < they were all sweetness and light > b. an untroubled or harmonious state or condition < but all… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • all is sweetness and light — if all is sweetness and light, everyone is being friendly and pleasant with each other, especially when this was not expected. They had a furious argument last night but this morning all was sweetness and light …   New idioms dictionary

  • light — light1 W1S1 [laıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(natural/artificial light)¦ 2¦(lamp/electric light etc)¦ 3¦(traffic control)¦ 4¦(on a vehicle)¦ 5 first light 6 be/stand in somebody s light 7¦(for a cigarette)¦ 8¦(in somebody s eyes)¦ 9 set light to something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • light — 1 /laIt/ noun 1 NATURAL/ARTIFICIAL LIGHT a) (U) the energy from the sun, a flame, a lamp etc that allows you to see things: the morning light streaming in through the windows | We could see a tiny glimmer of light in the distance. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sweetness — sweet|ness [ˈswi:tnıs] n [U] 1.) how sweet something tastes or smells ▪ the sweetness of the wild rose 2.) how pleasant something is ▪ a smile of great sweetness 3.) be all sweetness and light a) to behave in a way that is very pleasant and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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