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good old boy

 and good ole boy
Rur. a good guy; a dependable companion. Old Tom is a good old boy. He'll help. One of these good ole boys will give you a hand.
See also: boy, good, old

good old boy

and good ole boy
n. a good guy; a dependable companion. (Folksy.) Old Tom is a good old boy. He’ll help.
See also: boy, good, old
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Much like a fraternity, the good old boy network begins at the border patrol academy, where senior managers traditionally begin their rise up the INS ranks.
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He's a good old boy who is very well and likes the ground," said Twiston-Davies.
Regis, who mentioned there's a perception of a Good Old Boy network.
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He's a good old boy," said the jockey after scoring on his only ride of the night.
He's a good old boy," Burke said of Bold Marc, who could reappear at Carlisle on Monday.
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