attagirl

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attagirl

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a girl, woman, or female animal, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. Largely presumed to be a corruption of the expression "that's the girl"; it is also sometimes spelled "atta girl." Attagirl! I knew you would ace your exam.
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about it, because it can happen to any woman.' (Atta girl!)
"I was like, 'Atta girl!' "It's very cool that I'm getting to be in this movie, and that Jurassic World hopefully is a film that really resonates with today's generation of young people in the way that Jurassic Park did 22 years ago.
ATTA GIRL: Kate Moss in a rock video for the band The White Stripes
"Atta girl, cough it up," Maria murmurs, patting her back.
Her hubby Tom - you know, the guy who's not tall and not gay - escorted Nicole to the opening night party, where, in true Aussie style, she made a beeline for the bar and said: "I need a drink." Atta girl!
Atta girl. Meanwhile, Sophie suspects Sunita is doing the jiggy with Karl, who cleverly spins a yarn to put her off the scent.
Binibini hopeful Mariel de Leon, daughter of Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong, on why she joined the pageant again: 'I want to inspire people who have body issuesI've been bullied a lot about my body.' ('Atta girl.)
Maybe my next song should be Chasing Kerbs." Atta girl!
But I tend to agree with Josie, who magnificently dismissed Baldio as "a proper w***er." Atta girl. Talking of Josie, she didn't even last as long as Big Mac.
ATTA GIRL: Attraction (right) digs deep for jockey Kevin Darley
Boyfriend Gav is off on tour; PARTY GIRL No1; A fan jumps in to grab a quick kiss from lush lass Charlotte as she leaves the club...; ...and she's happy to give him a quick peck; Atta girl...still wide awake after long night; The singer is hustled into a car outside the club
"There's been the odd kiss-and-tell in the past too, so she doesn't want anything like that to ruin her wedding day." Atta girl! At least her technique is a good deal more subtle than Jordan's.
While she was sleeping - or more likely out shopping, atta girl - someone left Sandra Bullock a nice little surprise on the windscreen of her Jeep.