all is sweetness and light

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.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   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

  • 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 — [[t]swi͟ːtnəs[/t]] 1) PHRASE: with brd neg, usu v link PHR If you say that a relationship or situation is not all sweetness and light, you mean that it is not as pleasant as it appears to be. It has not all been sweetness and light between him… …   English 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

  • 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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