jolly good fellow

a good person, a person being honored
  

At Jim's farewell party we sang For He's A Jolly Good Fellow.


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  • jolly good fellow — nice guy, good person, guy who does good deeds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow — is a British and American song which is sung to congratulate a person on a significant event, such as a retirement. The melody originates from that of the French song Marlbrough s en va t en guerre. According to the Guinness Book of World Records …   Wikipedia

  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow — For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow [For Hes a Jolly Good Fellow] a song that people sing to praise somebody who has done something that they admire. If the person is a woman, they sing For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow. The song is usually sung without… …   Useful english dictionary

  • For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow — a song that people sing to praise somebody who has done something that they admire. If the person is a woman, they sing For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow. The song is usually sung without being planned or prepared, and the person is sometimes carried …   Universalium

  • A Jolly Good Fellow (novel) — Infobox Book | name = A Jolly Good Fellow title orig = translator = image caption = author = Stephen V. Masse illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Crime novel publisher = Good Harbor Press pub… …   Wikipedia

  • good fellow — Synonyms and related words: acceptable person, bon vivant, boon companion, capital fellow, diamond, gem, gentleman, good lot, good man, good person, good sort, good woman, hearty, honest man, jewel, jolly fellow, lady, mensch, pearl, perfect… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jolly, jocular, jovial — These words are closely related in meaning to each other and to such adjectives as merry, convivial, gay, mirthful, jocund, jocose, gleeful, happy, cheerful, blithe, sportive, sprightly, airy, light hearted, lively, vivacious, and …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • fellow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 man ADJECTIVE ▪ old, young ▪ big, little, tall ▪ good looking, handsome ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • jolly — 1. adjective he returned in a jolly mood Syn: cheerful, happy, cheery, good humored, jovial, merry, sunny, joyful, joyous, lighthearted, in high spirits, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, gleeful, mirthful, genial, affable …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hail-fellow-well-met — friendly man, a good head, jolly good fellow    Bert is a social person. Yes, he s hail fellow well met, I say …   English idioms

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