bright + early
basical meaning → very early
We have to leave the house bright and early in the morning, so get to bed soon !
short + sweet
basical meaning → それほど長い時間はかからない
Thank heavens the presentation was short and sweet. It was so hot in the meeting room, I thought I was going to faint.
loud + clear
basical meaning → very clearly
I heard you loud and clear the first time. You don’t have to repeat the whole message !
sick + tired
basical meaning → 何かに悩んでいる・フラストレーションを感じる
I’m sick and tired of not making enough money ! I’m going to change my career !
nice + warm
basical meaning → コーヒーショップ等、心地よく感じる場所
Wow, it’s so nice and warm in the hotel room. I think I’ll just stay here all evening. You can go out into the cold, if you like !
safe + sound
basical meaning → very safe
They returned home safe and sound after the blizzard, but we were really worried about them for a while.
first and foremost
basical meaning → first and most important
First and foremost, I would like to explain why we scheduled this meeting.
hale and hearty
basical meaning → very healthy
When I saw your grandfather last, he was hale and hearty. How is he now ?