merry-andrew

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merry-andrew

1. adjective Amusingly foolish or idiotic; of or characterized by clownish behavior or sensibilities, especially in public. Though at first I found him quite funny, Tommy's merry-andrew routine has grown quite tiresome lately.
2. noun A person who acts like a clown or buffoon in public, especially for the amusement of others; a fool or idiot in general. I know you enjoy the attention that being a merry-andrew brings, but if you act like a fool all the time, people will start believing you actually are one.
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Andrew would be the first one out through the curtain, waving his arms for people to stand up and cheer for them.
So once in Helsinki, I guess the mangers of Hanoi Rocks heard that Andrew was a fan and decided to include him in a video they were making.
Andrew says he feels very comfortable at Beth Abraham.
As Andrew experiences the exhilaration of merging with the other, he loses himself and gains his first taste of freedom.