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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"I was at home watching TV and said to my mother, 'There she is mam, that's the girl from my class'."
I can't be with any girl but Kim, because that's the girl whose pictures I look at the most and get turned on by.
And he admits: "I thought 'that's the girl for me!'" Peter, from Redcar, served his time as an apprentice fitter at Smiths Dock from 1943.
That's the girl I'm attracted to" Ralph Lauren writes.
"I remember watching her going into the Big Brother house and thinking 'Blimey, that's the girl from Tuesday nights.' "Bex is one of our regulars and when the family got in touch with us about organising a support party we thought it was a great idea."
That's the girl that says, "OK, I'm gonna let you step.
And yes, that's the girls from the convent I'm talking about...