1. something good, desirable.
|Minor Dialogues 264: It ain’t all lavender.|
|Hooligan Nights 160: It ain’t all lavender goin’ on beat around the Walk.|
|Hand-made Fables 292: Life is not all Lavender to one who has to stay up every Night so as to postpone his Creep to a Cell overlooking Steam which escapes from a Laundry.|
|(con. 1860s) Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem 75: It’s not all lavender.|
|Clockmaker II 95: Cant carries sway always now. A large party in the House, and a wappin’ large party out o’ the house, must be kept quiet, conciliated [...] and John Canter is made Lord Lavender.|
|Sam Slick in England II 160: You insensibly flattered my vanity, by assenting to my self-sufficiency, in supposing I was exempt from that universal frailty of human nature; you ‘threw the Lavender’ well.|
SE in slang uses
see separate entry.