In "tombstone" what does Doc Holiday mean when he says "your a daisy"?

Anecdotal sources suggest that the idiom used by Doc Holliday in the movie Tombstone “You’re a daisy if you do” means you're the best or the most marvelous.

In the late 19th century "daisy" was a common slang term for "the best in its class. It was a fairly fashionable term in the late 1870s.

If you look through old newspapers from the time period, there are plenty of references to people being daisies because they were doing something wonderful for their town.

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Updated on Friday, January 09 2015 at 11:07AM EST
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