all gas and gaiters
a satisfactory state of affairs – informal and dated
This expression was first recorded in Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby
(1839) : All is gas and gaiters.
1961 - P. G. Wodehouse - Ice in the Bedroom – She cries 'Oh, Freddie darling!' and flings herself into his arms and all is gas and gaiters again.
RELATED IDIOMS :
run out of gas
run out of energy
lose momentum - North American informal
step on the gas
press on the accelerator to make a car go faster - North American informal
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