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be jolly hockey sticks

To act or speak in an enthusiastic but disingenuous or irritating way, especially when one is of a high social class. Lady Cartwright is always jolly hockey sticks, so I don't trust a word she says. I don't have the patience to be around people who are jolly hockey sticks all the time.
See also: hockey, jolly, stick
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IT was jolly hockey sticks all round when Andrew Mitchell MP met the all-conquering Sutton Coldfield U18 Girls' hockey team.