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Re: "Bully for you" ? ? ?

Posted by James Briggs on March 04, 2004

In Reply to: "Bully for you" ? ? ? posted by AEC on March 04, 2004

: Curious as to what this phrase means and what sort of context you'd use it in. Sarcastically? As in "Good for you!"?

Bully for you is a term indicating praise, sometimes with a hint of sarcasm but often not. At first sight it seems an odd use of "bully" until one realises that the word had a 16th century meaning of fine fellow, sweetheart which probably came from the middle Dutch Boele = Lover