good and (comparative more good and, superlative most good and)
- Used other than as an idiom: see good, and.
- (idiomatic, used as an intensifier) Very; exceptionally; utterly.
- 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, ch. 25:
- As for that swab, he's good and dead, he is.
- 2008, Nancy Huston, Fault Lines, ISBN 9780802170514:
- [S]he doesn't insist on the whole vegetable-meat-fish-eggs aspect of eating, saying I'll get around to that when I'm good and ready for it.
- Precedes an adjective or adverb.
- Only context can distinguish this usage from the more conventional usage in which good functions as an adjective conjoined by and to a second adjective, as in the example below:
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
- Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.