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jolly well

adverb uk   UK old-fashioned us  
used to emphasize something you are saying, especially when you are angry or annoyed: I'm going to jolly well tell her what I think of her! "Is she ready to leave yet?" "I jolly well hope so!"
Translations of “jolly well”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於生氣或煩心時加強語氣)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于生气或烦心时加强语气)…
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