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attaboy

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a boy, man, or male animal, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. Largely presumed to be a corruption of the expression "that's the boy"; it is also sometimes spelled "atta boy." You won the spelling bee? Attaboy!
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Instead of a simple attaboy, management gave him public recognition at its monthly meeting and placed a "Character Recognition Guide" in his personnel file.
Yet even when she exhausts her vituperative repertoire, or is just plain tired, Henry does an attaboy job of mucking things up all by himself.
And an attaboy goes to incoming SPE President Russell Broome, strategic accounts manager at PolyOne Corp.
And the Royals got more than they bargained for when they came face-to-face with an enormous 1,500kg Charolais bull called Attaboy owned by Gareth Roberts, of Llangadfan.
ALICE DAY MEMORIES: HOME FROM IRAQ offers the first full-length documentary from Attaboy Films surveying the survivors of debilitating memories and injuries in Iraq.
2m ( a record for any breed at the Perth centre ( and peaked at 32,000gns for Solitude Attaboy, a 17-month-old within the breed's top 10% with a Beef Value of CH31, and a 400 day weight of 748kgs.
An attaboy for Kmart, even if its decision was long in coming, and a huge attaboy and atragirl to everyone who contacted the company.
and amalgams such as gotta, dincha, attaboy and multilations such as ittybitty, and wordplays of many types are frequent.
Four different voices came back with attaboy, congratulations etc.
He developed Criminal Justice and numerous other projects as a producer through his Attaboy Films banner.
All most of us get from the news from Omaha is disgust, and I think the newspaper should get a big attaboy for sparing us from facing that at the breakfast table.
When you really need that fix, even small incidents are occasions for celebration: You get an attaboy at work, and go out for a long lunch.
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CREDITS: Filmed in San Francisco by Attaboy Films and Walrus & Associates.