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get (one's) jollies
To seek out, indulge in, or enjoy something fun or pleasurable. The term usually hints at a certain degree of perverse satisfaction. Primarily heard in UK. The restless teenagers got their jollies by throwing rocks at passing cars.
jolly (someone) along
To encourage someone (to do something), especially in a positive, cheerful manner. I was getting disheartened writing my first novel, but my husband jollied me along to finish it.
jolly (someone) into (doing) (something)
To persuade or encourage someone to do something, especially in a positive, cheerful manner. I was getting disheartened writing my first novel, but my husband jollied me into finishing it. I'd been feeling pretty low after my breakup with Tina, so I'm glad my friends jollied me into a weekend away in Los Vegas.
jolly (someone) up
To make (someone) happier or more cheerful; to cheer (someone) up. My mom tried jollying us up by taking us out for pizza after our team lost the championship. After his divorce, we all thought Ted could do with some jollying up.
be jolly hockey sticks(British humorous)
if a woman or situation is jolly hockey sticks, the woman or the people involved in that situation belong to a high social class, and often talk in a very happy way that seems false Well, she's okay, but a little jolly hockey sticks, if you know what I mean.
n. a charge or thrill; a sexual thrill; kick. He got his jollies from skin flicks.
mod. alcohol intoxicated; tipsy. Kelly was a little too jolly, and her sister told her to slow down.
mod. certainly. You jolly-well better be there on time.