jolly well

jolly well

Used before a verb to emphasize that the speaker is upset, angry, or irritated. Primarily heard in UK. You jolly well knew that I have trouble trusting people, and yet you deliberately deceived me! If that's your attitude, then you can jolly well look for another job.
See also: jolly, well
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ˈjolly well

(old-fashioned, British English) used to emphasize a statement when you are annoyed about something: If you don’t come now, you can jolly well walk home!
See also: jolly, well
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mod. certainly. You jolly-well better be there on time.
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References in classic literature ?
"I sometimes jolly well think I would if I got the chance."
DOING JOLLY WELL City of Newcastle's Will Jolly (main pic and inset) won three golds at the National Masters
He jolly well fell overboard And by the tide was caught, Weighed down by his cash, he drowned: Jolly good, I thought.
What's more, at uneconomic times it has left the punchline to this particular joke to the Vale of Glamorgan council - if the good people of the Vale want a service to and from Cardiff after, say, 6.30pm, they can jolly well provide it.