Set-fair
Set-fair Set"-fair`, n. In plastering, a particularly good troweled surface. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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  • set fair — 1. (of weather) steadily fair 2. (of future prospects, outlook, etc) settled and secure 3. Likely, to all appearances (to do the desired thing) • • • Main Entry: ↑set …   Useful english dictionary

  • set-fair — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from the phrase set fair : a good troweled surface of plaster; especially : the coat after roughing in leveled with the float …   Useful english dictionary

  • set fair (to do something something) — set fair (to do sth/for sth) idiom (BrE) having the necessary qualities or conditions to succeed • She seems set fair to win the championship. • Conditions were set fair for stable economic development. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • set fair (to do for something) — set fair (to do sth/for sth) idiom (BrE) having the necessary qualities or conditions to succeed • She seems set fair to win the championship. • Conditions were set fair for stable economic development. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • seem set fair — seem/look/be/set fair british formal phrase to seem likely to succeed I’m confident we are set fair for a good recovery. Thesaurus: to be likely to succeedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • look set fair — seem/look/be/set fair british formal phrase to seem likely to succeed I’m confident we are set fair for a good recovery. Thesaurus: to be likely to succeedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • be set fair — seem/look/be/set fair british formal phrase to seem likely to succeed I’m confident we are set fair for a good recovery. Thesaurus: to be likely to succeedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • fair — I UK [feə(r)] / US [fer] adjective Word forms fair : adjective fair comparative fairer superlative fairest *** 1) a) if a situation is fair, everyone is treated equally and in a reasonable way Life is not always fair. Everyone has a right to a… …   English dictionary

  • fair — fair1 [ fer ] adjective *** ▸ 1 treating all equally ▸ 2 reasonable/morally right ▸ 3 not bad but not very good ▸ 4 pleasant and not raining ▸ 5 light in color ▸ 6 likely to be correct ▸ 7 beautiful ▸ 8 when size etc. is large ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) if …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Set — 1. v. (setting; past and past part. set) 1 tr. put, lay, or stand (a thing) in a certain position or location (set it on the table; set it upright). 2 tr. (foll. by to) apply (one thing) to (another) (set pen to paper). 3 tr. a fix ready or in… …   Useful english dictionary

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