May 23, 2017

“It’s all good": a funny guide to usage it from The New Yorker

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It’s all good.” (Idiomatic expression)

1. Phrase used to express a sense of general approval. Ex.: “Dude, I just had sex with Janet.” “It’s all good.”

2. Phrase used to express a sense of general approval, despite a perceived slight. Ex.: “Dude, I just had sex with your girlfriend Janet.” “It’s all good.”

3. Phrase used to express a sense of general approval, despite circumstances that would not seem to warrant it. Ex.: “Dude, while I was having sex with your girlfriend Janet, we rolled off a cliff, and I think Janet may have been hurt.” “It’s all good.”

4. Phrase used to indicate that everything is not good at all, sometimes in conjunction with the word “whatever.” Ex.: “Dude, I just had sex with your girlfriend Janet, and while we were having sex, we rolled off a cliff, and I think Janet may be dead.” “It’s all good. Whatever.”

5. Phrase used to express disinterest in explaining oneself; see also “Why do you want to know?” or “Shut the *** up.” Ex.: “Dude, what are you doing with that gun?” “It’s all good.”

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 Article by Jay Martel.
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