good-time Charlie

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 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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Good-time Charlie only joined twitter on Tuesday evening, but by Wednesday lunchtime his number of followers had grown to a whopping 748,077, almost matching his number of dealers.
Given the choice of smooth-talking 'Dave' Cameron, doom-laden Gordon Brown and good-time Charlie Kennedy, I know who I would go for.
While Figo and Roberto Carlos are doing jigs of joy that their bosom buddy has come to join the party, some of Morientes' Spanish international team-mates believe the club has bought an injury-prone good-time charlie who has played only 70 meaningful games for Inter Milan in the past four seasons.
With a well-deserved reputation for boozing and carousing, Good-Time Charlie is spurred into action after hearing of the plight of millions of displaced Afghans following the Soviet invasion of their country in 1979.
It's telling that many of the most vocal advocates of continued NASA manned flights are mortified at the idea of good-time Charlies like Tito, Shuttleworth, and 'N Sync star Lance Bass soiling the heavens.
Kennedy and Babb did nothing to shake off Ireland's image as amiable - and big- drinking - good-time Charlies.