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jolly Idioms & Phrases


jolly along

  • verb cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
    cheer up; cheer; jolly along.
    • She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee
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jolly boat

  • noun a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    jolly.
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jolly roger

  • noun a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship
    black flag; blackjack; pirate flag.
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jolly up

  • verb cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
    cheer up; cheer; jolly along.
    • She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee
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jolly-boat

Jol"ly-boat` noun
Etymology
A corruption of Dan. jolle yawl, or of D. jol yawl + E. boat. See Yawl the boat.
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) A boat of medium size belonging to a ship.
Webster 1913