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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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good-time Charley

n. a man who is always trying to have a good experience; an optimist. Willy is such a good-time Charley. Who would believe the trouble he’s had?
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good-time Charlie

A very sociable, gregarious fellow. The term dates from the first half of the twentieth century and the original Charlie, if ever there was one, has been forgotten. The Atlantic used it ironically in November 1969: “A royal-style good-time Charlie . . . akin to Edward VII.”
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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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'Something in this way, old feller,' said Charly. As he said it, Master Bates caught up an end of his neckerchief; and, holding it erect in the air, dropped his head on his shoulder, and jerked a curious sound through his teeth; thereby indicating, by a lively pantomimic representation, that scragging and hanging were one and the same thing.
This was followed by a very special victory last year: it was the last race event for Charly Lamm as Team Principal of BMW Team Schnitzer.
Sisters Charly McKevitt, 28, and younger sister Ella, 23, even bought their bridal gowns together.
Charly Mckevitt, 28, and her sister Ella, 23, said their 'I dos' on the exact same day - after the whole idea of sharing a wedding day started off as a joke.
Charly Mckevitt, 28, had been engaged to her partner IT WORKERMARCIN Jerwan, 36, for five years.
Boxing champion Charly Suarez may have left the national team to turn pro but the hunger and desire to bring honor to the country remains in him.
His mother Charly Wylie has given a heart-wrenching interview to the Daily Post about what the past 12 months have been like.
His mother Charly Wylie has given a moving and heart wrenchinginterview to the Daily Postabout what the last 12 months have been like for get and her family.
Charly Suarez proved that he got what it takes to be a champion when he destroyed Justin Cabarles easily in the 2nd round to win the Mindanao Professional Boxing Association (MinProba) lightweight title last Tuesday night at Dujali Gym at the Braulio E.
AN ace musician and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, on Monday, admonished Nigerian youths not to leave politics in the hand of old politicians.
Barriga was with international matchmaker Sean Gibbons, trainer Joven Jimenez, assistant trainer Delfin Boholst, IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and Rio Olympian Charly Suarez.
From left, Ethan McGee, Amy Brown, Corbyn Hamilton, Charly McEwan, Kai Stewart and Aimee Dunk started first year ONTHURSDAY at four different high schools.