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To be okay, everything is good.


If you would only pay the bills on time, everything would be
hunky dory.


Huncho-dori was a major street in Yokohama that was frequented by American sailors on leave during WW1. To be in Huncho-dori was to be enjoying leisure activities, and having a good time.

Alternative: The archaic English word
hunk meant goal and is probably derived from the Dutch honk also meaning goal. To have reached one's goal is to be satisfied and happy.

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