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Slang. fancy or snobbish; foppish; dandified.
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It's an adaptation of Lansdown's Made in Clerkenwell tour (see details right), which I joined to see how the latest incarnation of Clerkenwell as a fancy-pants design-and-architecture hub is just the latest era in a district that's been a centre of craft and industry for hundreds of years.
With a fancy-pants oxygen chamber, Finnish sauna, steam baths and bi-toning jet showers, it was easy to get wrapped up in a cocoon of bliss without noticing the hours ticking by.
"It was supposed to be fancy-pants party; we all dressed up," he said.
One of the two fancy-pants condos that design-savvy daytime-chat-show queen Ellen DeGeneres owns at the 24-story Beverly West building overlooking the prestigious Los Angeles Country Club has come up for sale for the third time, at a pinch under $7 million.
Kelly is infuriated to learn that Heather has doubts about the "RHOC" rookie being able to hold it together in front of her co-stars children and unveils her best fancy-pants impression.
We might be in the depths of shorts-and-t-shirts weather, but there's no denying that the fancy-pants season is nigh.
I could see it, some fancy-pants millionaire was gonna show up wearing knickers, knee-high leathers, and some sort of olive wool vest and chauffeur's cap, looking like he was going to an English pigeon shoot.
Colin Buchan, a Weegie chef pal of mine, did an amazing tomato jelly (served with a smoked mozzarella and basil pesto) when he worked in one of those fancy-pants places in London.
As much as I enjoy fancy-pants food, there's something equally charming about a pint of shell-on prawns and a portion of The Winking Prawn's "popcorn shrimp", all washed down with an ice cold cider.
'We'll have none of your fancy-pants ideas round here.' Sue laughed.
While Albert frets about Louise's new romance with fancy-pants shopkeeper Foy (Neil Patrick Harris, whose vain moustache-tonic merchant is a reliable laugh-getter), Anna takes an inexplicable interest in helping him stand up for himself.