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.
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.
My cousin was sitting behind (me) in the seat, and I told him as the girl was walking up the aisle - I told him that's the girl I was going to marry,'' said Dean, now 78.
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.