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fine1 US English

Of high quality

fine2 US English

A sum of money exacted as a penalty by a court of law or other authority

fine3 US English

French brandy of high quality made from distilled wine rather than from pomace

fine4 US English

(In musical directions) the place where a piece of music finishes (when this is not at the end of the score but at the end of an earlier section that is repeated at the end of the piece)

do fine US English

Be entirely satisfactory

in fine US English

Finally; in short; to sum up

fine art US English

Creative art, especially visual art, whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content

fine-draw US English

Sew together (two pieces of cloth or edges of a tear) so that the join is imperceptible

Fine Gael US English

One of the two major political parties of the Republic of Ireland (the other being Fianna Fáil). Founded in 1923 as Cumann na nGaedheal, it changed its name in 1933. It has advocated the concept of a united Ireland achieved by peaceful means

fine leg US English

A fielding position behind the batsman on the leg side, between long leg and square leg

fine-spun US English

(Especially of fabric) fine or delicate in texture

fine-tune US English

Make small adjustments to (something) in order to achieve the best or a desired performance

fine-edged US English

(Of a knife or tool) having a sharp cutting edge

fine print US English

Printed matter in small type

ultra-fine US English

Extremely fine in size, texture, composition, etc.

fine-grained US English

(Chiefly of wood) having a fine or delicate arrangement of fibers

cut it fine US English

Allow a very small margin of something, especially time

one fine day US English

At some unspecified or unknown time

fine champagne US English

Brandy from the Champagne district of the Cognac region of which half or more of the content comes from the central Grande Champagne

fine chemicals US English

Chemical substances prepared to a very high degree of purity for use in research and industry

fine structure US English

The composition of an object, substance, or energy phenomenon as viewed on a small scale and in considerable detail

fine-tooth comb US English

A comb with narrow teeth that are close together

do fine in fine1 US English

Be entirely satisfactory

do someone fine US English

Suit or be enough for someone

fine-structure constant US English

A fundamental and dimensionless physical constant, equal to approximately 1137, that occurs in expressions describing the fine structure of atomic spectra

ja well no fine US English

Used to express a non-committal, resigned, or ironical attitude

fine needle aspiration US English

A procedure in which a thin needle is used to draw cells or fluid from a lump or mass under the skin

cut it fine in fine1 US English

Allow a very small margin of something, especially time

do someone fine in fine1 US English

Suit or be enough for someone

fine feathers make fine birds US English

Beautiful clothes or an eye-catching appearance make a person appear similarly beautiful or impressive

a fine kettle of fish US English

An awkward state of affairs

one fine day in fine1 US English

At some unspecified or unknown time

fine words butter no parsnips US English

Nothing is achieved by empty promises or flattery

ja well no fine in ja US English

Used to express a non-committal, resigned, or ironical attitude

fine arts in fine art US English

Creative art, especially visual art, whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content

have something down to a fine art US English

Achieve a high level of skill, facility, or accomplishment in some activity through experience

fine feathers make fine birds in fine1 US English

Beautiful clothes or an eye-catching appearance make a person appear similarly beautiful or impressive

a fine kettle of fish in kettle US English

An awkward state of affairs

dandy US English

Excellent

fettle US English

Condition

superfine US English

Of especially high quality

fine words butter no parsnips in fine1 US English

Nothing is achieved by empty promises or flattery

have something down to a fine art in fine art US English

Achieve a high level of skill, facility, or accomplishment in some activity through experience

fine-toothed comb in fine-tooth comb US English

A comb with narrow teeth that are close together

Larry Fine in Three Stooges US English

A US comedy team, comprising various partners from the early 1930s to 1970. The most popular trio (1934–46) were Moe Howard (born Moses Horwitz) (1897–1975), Curly Howard (Moe’s brother; born Jerome Lester Horwitz) (1903–52), and Larry Fine (born Louis Feinberg) (1902–75). The Stooges' nearly 200 movie shorts include Men in Black (1934), Hold That Lion! (1947), and Quiz Whizz (1958)

cut it or things fine in fine1 US English

Allow a very small margin of something, especially time

toothcomb US English

Used with reference to a very thorough search or analysis of something


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