(jolly) good show

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(jolly) good show

A phrase of approval said to someone after they have done something. Primarily heard in UK. Jolly good show, Reginald! You did a fine job on the piano.
See also: good, show

(jolly) good ˈshow!

(old-fashioned, British English, informal) used to show that you like something or to say that somebody has done something well
See also: good
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It was a good show, and as stately and complex as guard-mount and the trooping of the colors; and it had its own special music, composed for the occasion by the bandmaster of the Seventh; and the child was as serious as the most serious war-worn soldier of them all; and finally when they throned her upon the shoulder of the oldest veteran, and pronounced her "well and truly adopted," and the bands struck up and all saluted and she saluted in return, it was better and more moving than any kindred thing I have seen on the stage, because stage things are make-believe, but this was real and the players' hearts were in it.
You have seen him, and he has made a good show of himself.
And after surveying the whole tenderly, old Benjy led his charge away to the roadside inn, where he ordered a glass of ale and a long pipe for himself, and discussed these unwonted luxuries on the bench outside in the soft autumn evening with mine host, another old servant of the Browns, and speculated with him on the likelihood of a good show of old gamesters to contend for the morrow's prizes, and told tales of the gallant bouts of forty years back, to which Tom listened with all his ears and eyes.
KARACHI -- According to reports Pakistan is all set to participate in the world's largest consumer good show in Germany this year.
This has been a good show for us in the past as all SMTA shows are.
However if I say it's good show I'll sound arrogant, so let's just say people have said it's a good show.
He further said both the players have already represented the country in Youth Bowling championship and it is hoped that they will put up a good show in the competition.
Spectators left the cramped up venue disappointed as neither fighters put up a good show.
IPOH -- Pakistan hopes of putting up a good show at the 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup died on Tuesday as they suffered a humiliating 5-1 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India in Ipoh.
PREVIEW Soul Legends BELGRADE THEATRE, COVENTRY DESCRIBED as "the feel good show of the year", the new Soul Legends spectacular is coming to town direct from the USA.
Put on a good show and "Put on a good show and take that confidence into take that confidence into the next matches, which the next matches, which we can certainly we can certainly achieve achieve something in.
In recognition of the excellent flight-safety awareness displayed, and the speed of reaction in passing vital information in a clear and timely manner, VMU-1 was awarded a British Good Show award.
The Nobel laureate has previously told how the BBC World Service music request programme A Jolly Good Show - presented by Travis for 20 years - was a lifeline during her time under house arrest, saying it made her world "much more complete".
Adamek said: "My opinion is if someone speaks too much you have to go to the ring and give a good show.
The entire history of Delhi crossed before our eyes, it was very good show and I have full faith that both tourists and countrymen will come to see this," Ansari said.