Definition of jolly hockey sticks in English:

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jolly hockey sticks

British humorous


(In imitations of speech associated with a type of upper-class English schoolgirl) used to express boisterous enthusiasm or excitement: Hurrah and jolly hockey sticks! The Royals are once again out in force for another season of one-day events
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  • Jolly hockey sticks - the vending machines sell alcohol!
  • Toodle pip and jolly hockey sticks to you, don't forget lashings of ginger beer.
  • In the middle of a depression it's just what we need - a book showing us how the rich spend their time - having parties! Jolly hockey sticks!


Denoting or relating to a woman or girl having a boisterous or hearty manner regarded as characteristic of a type of upper-class English schoolgirl: I know she’s dreadfully jolly hockey sticks, but she does mean well
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  • Her English accent passes the jolly hockey sticks, Ascot-educated test.
  • She starts out a very jolly hockey sticks sort of girl (or at least the Australian version of this).
  • My PC crashed as I tried to post this first time round: clearly this is a case of computer karma for not being 100% jolly hockey sticks about the whole thing.
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