(2 syl.). A title given to certain German princes. Those
princes who used to hold under the empire were entitled Serene or Most Serene Highnesses.
It's all serene.
All right (Spanish,sereno, “all right” - the sentinel's
countersign). Sereno, the night-watch.
“ `Let us clearly understand each other.' `All serene,' responded
Foster.” —Watson; The Web of the Spider chap. viii.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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