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good-time Charlie

An affable, lively, and entertaining man who is often or always seeking pleasure or a good time. I was something of a good-time Charlie back in college, always ready to party. I had a lot of friends and a great time, but I didn't get very good grades as a result.
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good-time Charlie

Affable, convivial fellow, as in Joe was a typical good-time Charlie, always ready for a party. [Colloquial; 1920s]
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good-time Charley

n. a man who is always trying to have a good experience; an optimist. Willy is such a good-time Charley. Who would believe the trouble he’s had?
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good-time Charlie

An easygoing and sociable guy. Popular in the 1920s, the phrase described a man who was always ready to have fun, although it sometimes meant someone who was your pal only during good times and who would desert you in your hour of need.
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Remembering many a good time Charlie, sweetest of dreams.
I get grumpier every year and frankly, already I make Ebenezer Scrooge seem like good time Charlie.
His decadentprivate life meant his cluster of young and comely congressional office staff of females were nicknamed Charlie's Angels and he was known as Good Time Charlie.
I personally prefer the Good Time Charlie Axiom, which stipulates that the economy always falls apart when a two-term president leaves office.
One time in those very same years the ineffable Good Time Charlie Wilson and Bob Krueger, a Shakespeare scholar last seen in a political ad imitating Arnold Schwarzenegger-two of the finest minds the Peculiar State has ever sent to Congress-cooked up a scheme to deregulate the price of natural gas in such a way that everybody in West Texas would get stinking rich and all you Yankees would have to pay through the nose.
But Good Time Charlie is strapped for cash - and his family are coming to his rescue.
The city also approved an amendment to the liquor code, allowing for nine class A licenses; approved a class E license to Bonzfire Grill; and approved a class A license for Good Time Charlies.
But of course the only ones telling us that are the drugs agencies in the front line in the war against the good time charlies.