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by guess or by golly

By any means; without careful planning; relying on guesswork and luck. We don't have much to work with, but by guess or by golly, we're going to figure out a way to save our business! He just throws his essays together by guess or by golly, but he still manages to get good grades on them.
See also: golly, guess

by guess and by golly

By any means; without careful planning; relying on guesswork and luck. We don't have much to work with, but by guess and by golly, we're going to figure out a way to save our business! He just throws his essays together by guess and by golly, but he still manages to get good grades on them.
See also: and, golly, guess

by guess and by gosh

 and by guess and by golly
Rur. by estimating; without careful planning. Jane: Did you have a plan for putting up that toolshed? Tom: Nope, we just sort of did it by guess and by gosh. Grandma always made dresses by guess and by golly, without using a pattern, and they always turned out just fine.
See also: and, gosh, guess

Good golly. Miss Molly!

Inf. Good grief!; Wow! Good golly, Miss Molly! This place is a mess! Good golly, Miss Molly, that's awful!
See also: good, miss

Good golly, Miss Molly!

exclam. Good grief!; Wow! Good golly, Miss Molly! This place is a mess!
See also: good, miss
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The decision was taken to remove the Golly after research found children were not familiar with the character, although it still appealed to the older generations, Ms Knox said.
The gollies were axed from Enid Blyton's Noddy stories in the 1980s and Toyland garage owner Mr Golly was replaced in 2004.
In the original stories, the residents of Golly Town included Mr Golly, one of Noddy's best friends who ran the Toyland garage and tended to Noddy's car.
Racism and slavery killed thousands of African-descended people over centuries, and golly dolls are as much an insult as the offensive T-shirt.
Survivors include her parents; a sister, Susan Laufer of Hilo, Hawaii; and two brothers, Nathan Golly of Bend and Steven Golly of Trinidad.
Robertson's brand director Ginny Knox said: "Our research has shown that whilst it still has a great deal of appeal among older users, kids are not really interested in -- or familiar with -- the Golly character.
As Conyers said, "By golly, there ought to be a law to make everyone love tap dancing.
Jeanne Golly, Managing Director of McBride/Golly Media, said that the firm was gratified to have Almeida join the new team because of the professional assistance she lends to the execution of the consultancy's innovative, highly-targeted, results-oriented client plans -- plans with unique, appealing news angles that inspire journalists to write/speak out about companies and products in compelling fashion.
May 30: Feast of the French Teenager Who Heard Voices That Told Her at Age 16 to Collect an Army and Whip the English, Which by Golly She Did but Then Was Captured and Burned at Age 19 (Joan of Arc).
People love to go, `Gee, golly, whiz, what a weird animal it is,'" she grumbles.
Duplay, a New York City entrepreneur and philanthropist, and GoLLy, an artist from New York's East Village neighborhood, today announced the formation of Style byGoLLy, a new-age clothing company targeting the 20-something hipster.
A SELLER has been banned by eBay from putting an old Robertson's preserves Golly badge up for sale because the auction website said it is racist.
Green Golly & Her Golden Flute" is an extremely imaginative reimagining of a familiar fairy tale about Rapunzel.
GOLLY, Saturdays "It could all get very interesting when Mollie finds out.