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Johnny One-Note

Someone who repeatedly expresses or maintains a strong opinion on a single or a few particular subjects. Primarily heard in US, Canada. Every time I get together with Janet, she gets into some rant about how much she hates the government. She's become such a Johnny One-Note lately!
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johnny

slang A condom. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Remember, mate: only a fool doesn't wear a johnny on a one-night stand. In an effort to promote safe sexual practices, the student union began handing our rubber johnnies to everyone passing by.

rubber johnny

slang A condom. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Remember, mate: only a fool doesn't wear a rubber johnny on a one-night stand. In an effort to promote safe sexual practices, the student union began handing our rubber johnnies to everyone passing by.
See also: johnny, rubber

stage-door Johnny

A man who spends a lot of time at a theater so as to seek the romantic attention, favor, or company of an actress. Ms. Gabler is such a stunning beauty that she always has some stage-door Johnny or another waiting for her after the curtain falls each night.
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Johnny-come-lately

A newcomer or late arrival to a group or activity. The rest of the staff wasn't too fond of Greg, a Johnny-come-lately who received praise from the manager after just one week on the job. Hurry up, Johnny-come-lately, we've already started today's drills!

a Johnny-come-lately

  (old-fashioned)
someone who has only recently started a job or activity and has suddenly become very successful She denies suggestions that she's a Johnny-come-lately, saying that she has worked for years to get her own show.

Johnny-on-the-spot

  (American informal)
someone who is immediately ready to do something, especially to help someone This guy had just gotten a flat tire, and there I was, Johnny-on-the-spot with my tools in the back of the car.

Johnny-come-lately

A newcomer, as in She may be a Johnny-come-lately on the board, but she's doing a fine job with publicity. [1830s]

Johnny-on-the-spot

A person who is available when needed, as in He always is there at the right time, a real Johnny-on-the-spot. [Late 1800s]

John(ny) Law

n. a law officer. John Law showed up with a piece of paper that says you are in trouble.
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Johnny-be-good

n. a police officer. Here comes Johnny-be-good, so be good.
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Senator Johnie Hammond of Ames had introduced a bill that would have barred smoking in Iowa almost everywhere except in homes and cars and hotel rooms, that would have outlawed the sale of cigarettes through vending machines, and that would have made sellers and distributors of tobacco products pay into a state fired to educate Iowans about the hazards of smoking.
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Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research leader Johnie Jenkins, at the agency's Genetics and Precision Agriculture Research Unit at Mississippi State, Miss.