A person who is so efficient and tries to be perfect so much so that it annoys others

Etymology:

  • It is an 18th century expression which originated from famous tale “The history of little two good shoes”. In this tale a little girl who had only one shoe to wear is given another one. After getting another shoe, she shows off her pair of shoe everywhere saying two shoes. Today this expression is used ironically as a “Goody Two shoes” to a thing or person who thinks he or she is perfect.
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People are now sick of him because he is such a goody Two- Shoes.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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グッディツーシューズ

braaf twee-schoenen

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