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my (or my good or my dear) man

Definition of my or my good or my dear man in English:

British dated A patronizing form of address to a man: come off it, my man, who d’you think you’re talking to?
More example sentences
  • Now see here, my good man, if we send these fellows back, will you promise not to be beastly to them?
  • I'm afraid, my dear man, you are no longer needed.
  • Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
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