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good egg, a

Also, a good scout. An amiable, basically nice person. For example, You can always count on her to help; she's a good egg, or His friends all think Dad's really a good scout. This colloquial antonym of bad egg dates from the early 1900s, as did the variant.
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Billy, the good scout, goes in the cave alone concerned that someone was in trouble.
and AutoServ Dealerships were honored with the Good Scout award at the 24th Annual Greater Lakes Region Good Scout Award Luncheon.
If you truly have what it takes to be a model, a good scout will see that before looking at the photos.
Of Jamie's childhood, he said: "He had a very outdoor life - a good Scout.
Parsons is pleased to announce that Mike Ozatalar, Vice President and Manager of Engineering, has been selected by the Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council, to receive a 2014 Good Scout Award.
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According to The Boys Scouts of America, its Good Scout Award "recognizes individuals who exemplify the spirit of the Scout Oath and Law by helping others and doing their best at all times.
Like a good Scout Leader, Miller is helping his troop members "be prepared" by investigating the possibilities before them.
A good Scout learns to build a fire, deliver a baby, write Web pages in Morse Code, knit a pre-frontal lobe, whatever it takes.
A good scout around showed the track itself to be one of the best I have walked on.
If you had just kept your mouth shut and been a good scout and employee, you wouldn't have this problem, Lattera told the Associated Press.
And as any good scout knows, a sharp edge is actually a safe edge.
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