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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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Or did they, blinded by the pound signs flashing in their eyes, simply say "jolly good show" and discuss how to best distribute the likely spoils of their latest rip-off to assist in the financing of their already bloated lifestyles?
On an extradordinarily good day on safari, Harry was often known to exclaim, "Jolly good show!" Holding Africa and her people in his highest regard and possessing the greatest respect for the animals he spent his life among, the same could be said of Harry Selby's life.
The days when 60,000 people rocked up at the ground, applauded a jolly good show and tootled off home have long gone.
Jolly good show Favourites have won four of the past five runnings.
AWHOLE host of family fun is on offer at the region's theatres and arenas - so take the little 'uns to enjoy a jolly good show.
The certificates are presented to any school whose pupils have not been involved in any accidents for a year (tmc090114nostJan92_19) | JOLLY GOOD SHOW: Newsome High School pupils present the musical Bugsy Malone.
You can't fake the sincerity needed to deliver a jolly good show like this, and they didn't.
We have proved we can build stadia, play host to thousands, run trains and generally put on a jolly good show.
All that is required of any foreign personage is to speed along the line of greeters, murmuring: "Jolly good show - carry on." Instead of which, in an interview with CBS, the soon-to-be-crowned Republican candidate cast doubt about the security in London (old story); raised the possible strike of customs and immigration officers (becoming a dead story at that moment) and questioned whether the British public was fully behind the event.
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".
MAKING A BIG SPLASH Jon Hill JOLLY GOOD SHOW Will Jolly claimed a bronze at Sheffield
Richard Young, science co-ordinator at Exhall Grange said: "This was our 7th festival and it was a jolly good show.