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jolly hockey sticks

UK humorous
used to describe a woman or girl of a high social class who is enthusiastic in a way that annoys most people
(Definition of jolly hockey sticks from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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