Goody-goodies - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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1. noun Someone who exclusively follows the rules and caters to authority figures; a teacher's pet. Jill's classmates called her a goody-goody after she volunteered to supervise the class while the teacher was away.
2. adjective Self-righteous or sanctimonious. Forget your goody-goody rules and go out on a school night for once!
a goody ˈtwo-shoes (informal, disapproving) a person who behaves very well to please people in authority such as parents or teachers: Don’t be such a goody-goody! ♢ He’s a real goody two-shoes. He’d never do anything that might get him into trouble.
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Could you put goody-goodies
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