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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!

Johnny-on-the-spot

One who is available and ready for action. Thankfully, Pat was Johnny-on-the-spot with buckets when the roof started leaking.

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]

Johnny-come-lately

OLD-FASHIONED
You call someone a Johnny-come-lately if they get involved in an activity or organization when it has been happening or has existed for a long time and therefore have little knowledge or experience of it. Having arrived on the scene relatively recently, Sylva is regarded by many other managers as a Johnny-come-lately. Note: Johnny-come-lately can also be used before a noun. We advise members to ensure that they are dealing with a reliable and long-established company — not some Johnny-come-lately firm that's just set up round the corner. Note: This name used to be given to new or inexperienced sailors in the American navy.

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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Jazz For Kicks featuring Sandra Lim Viray, Tonet Lipana, Johnny Gaerlan, and Jun Viray.
A DJ job came up in 1980, but that didn't last long - Johnny refused to play Dolly Parton as he never does "9 to 5".
Johnny would play the piano at night and became a swimming pool lifeguard by day.
But great service is only the beginning of what sets Johnny Rockets apart.
When Johnny does confess, good old Mick offers his son a hug and tells him, just like he did about his sexuality, that he'll still love him.
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Viewers will have the chance to ask Johnny questions through Facebook and Twitter using the hash tag #IDEALJOHNNYV as well as being able to choose from five different products that Johnny will have to pitch and sell in the manner of a shopping channel presenter.
Natural recovery from Hepatitis C is a choice not a myth, if I can recover from Hepatitis C, then anyone can," stated Johnny.
Little Johnny said, "Well, it's a good thing, cause he'd be screwed if he needed to wear glasses.
Johnny English is an old-fashioned, gently effervescent spy caper that amuses but rarely delights.
In 2009, the museum and AMERICAN FORESTS decided to plant the Johnny Appleseed trees at the original apple orchard and nursery sites.
London, March 6 (ANI): Drummer Andy Burrows left the indie rock band 'Razorlight' in chaos on Thursday night, when he left the group following a series of bitter clashes with guitarist Johnny Borrell.
It's no use, Maman," said Johnny on Saturday afternoon.
Johnny Blaze, who as a teenage carnival stunt cyclist (played by Matt Long) made a deal with the devil to save his father's life.
DUBLINER Johnny Ward was joined by a host of well known names from the world of Country music and television for the launch of his debut CD in the Hazel Hotel in Monasterevin.