nicey-nicey

nicey-nicey

(ˌnaɪsɪˈnaɪsɪ)
adj, adv
informal trying to be pleasant, but in a way that suggests artifice or exaggeration; ingratiating(ly)
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"The world's gone soft, it's all nicey-nicey," says the prison's head of security Margo Cain.
Phil Neville, her boss at international level, claimed that his girls want respect for the way they play football, saying criticism is understandable and that it's not all 'nicey-nicey.' Now that women's football is steadily hitting the mainstream they'll get exactly the same treatment as the men do if they fall short.
Meanwhile, her fellow villa-mateEllie Brownhas waded into the fray, defending the couple after the nicey-nicey nature of their split was called into question.
Perhaps it's time once more to recognise staff engagement as a necessity, rather than a nicey-nicey, luxury exercise.
"I have big respect for that because it is all nicey-nicey when you are super-talented and everybody says you are the greatest player at 17.
We need players who are going to fight fire with fire; who aren't just going to be all nicey-nicey.
"We also want to play competitive cricket, we don't want it to be too nicey-nicey and everyone just saying we're playing in the right spirit.
Manchester: Alastair Cook said there was no need for England to adopt a "nicey-nicey" approach after the International Cricket Council confirmed they would not appeal against the decision to clear James Anderson over claims he pushed and abused India's Ravindra Jadeja.
While Charles and Camilla are regressing from middle age couple to giggling teenagers, nicey-nicey Wills and Kate, with their love of the quiet life, seem to be getting old before their time.
You can't play it down, be all nicey-nicey and pretend it's going to be like a testimonial.
Staging nicey-nicey annual awards cannot gloss over widening cracks.
"It wasn't all nicey-nicey. They put it on the line for me in no uncertain terms that they needed me to support the Government."