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cheap Charlie

A derogatory term for a miserly or parsimonious person. Used largely in countries of Southeast Asia, it likely originated in Vietnam during the Vietnam War to refer to American GIs (who called soldiers of the Viet Cong "Charlie") unwilling to spend extravagantly at bars, restaurants, or for prostitutes. Buy us a round of drinks, don't be a cheap Charlie!
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good-time Charlie

An affable, lively, and entertaining man who is often or always seeking pleasure or a good time. I was something of a good-time Charlie back in college, always ready to party. I had a lot of friends and a great time, but I didn't get very good grades as a result.
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good-time Charlie

Affable, convivial fellow, as in Joe was a typical good-time Charlie, always ready for a party. [Colloquial; 1920s]
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Alpha Charlie

n. a bawling out; a severe scolding. (Based on AC = ass-chewing. NATO Phonetic Alphabet.) The cop stopped me and gave me a real Alpha Charlie for speeding.
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Charlie Foxtrot

and CF (The CF is from the so-called NATO Phonetic Alphabet.)
1. Go to cluster fuck (sense 1).
2. Go to cluster fuck (sense 2).
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Charlie Irvine

n. a police officer. (see also Irv.) Look smart, dude, here comes Charlie Irvine.
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good-time Charlie

An easygoing and sociable guy. Popular in the 1920s, the phrase described a man who was always ready to have fun, although it sometimes meant someone who was your pal only during good times and who would desert you in your hour of need.
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Archie and the Prince stared at one another rather blankly for a minute, then Archie answered with a twinkle of the eye that made Charlie explode again
Over the last few months Charlie has endured blasts of chemotherapy to shrink his tumour and undergone surgery to remove the remainder of the growth.
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With Carol already party to his big secret, this week it's Max who has alarm bells ringing, when his squeeze DC Summerhayes reveals that Charlie is not a real policeman.
net , on Monday, June 16, a Facebook page claiming Charlie Hunnam is dead started to circulate on the social media Web site.
The back-and-forth exchanges between Charlie and the ghost dog Pete are humorous and will bring lots of chuckles.
Alice Kinnian (Melissa Earls) teaches a night class for retarded adults, and believes that Charlie would be an ideal candidate for the experiment, conducted by Dr.
Now their animosity has spread through the Corrie staff and is set to continue after popular Charlie, who plays Marcus Dent, signed a new two-year contract to stay on the ITV soap.
Former Rangers star Charlie, 27, attended the packed service for his dad Charlie Snr at Our Lady of Sorrows in Fintry, Dundee.
Charlie snr was found in the family home in Fintry, Dundee, by his 18-year-old son Connor on Monday evening.
In October, Charlie, from Kidderminster, underwent a ground-breaking transplant, using stem cells from an American baby's umbilical cord.
Not just because Charlie was an exceptional dog, but because Barbara tells the story of her best friend as she and Charlie are living it.
Charlie there's never been a white Christmas for the last seven year," said Davy.
Finalist Charlie demanded talks with producers after sevenyear-old Kiki was used in a "cruel" Bushtucker trial.
Charlie sat in his cage and watched the people go by.