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  1. Venesia2
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    Red face Old & good old

    Hi,


    1-What does the term 'good old' mean? I hear it a lot but I don't understand it.


    2-Also the word 'Old' or 'Ol''


    3-ie: 'It's a funny old thing'.....how come funny and how come old?


    4-Frank sinatra had an album called ol' blue eyes'.what does he mean by that?



    Thank you in advance :)

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    Re: Old & good old

    Quote Originally Posted by Venesia2
    Hi,
    1-What does the term 'good old' mean? I hear it a lot but I don't understand it.
    2-Also the word 'Old' or 'Ol''
    3-ie: 'It's a funny old thing'.....how come funny and how come old?
    4-Frank sinatra had an album called ol' blue eyes'.what does he mean by that?
    Thank you in advance :)
    1) Sometimes, when you know something and like it, you use "good old" as an adjective. When someone says "Good Old Tom!" it means the speaker:
    a) knows Tom (perhaps since a long time ago)
    b) likes Tom.

    2) The same.

    3) it is used when one event or thing reminds you of another event or thing in the past

    4) I'm not sure, but I think the name is "Ole Blue Eye!!". Ole is something like "viva" or "Long live". But I'm not sure!!


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    Re: Old & good old

    Quote Originally Posted by Venesia2
    Hi,
    1-What does the term 'good old' mean? I hear it a lot but I don't understand it.
    2-Also the word 'Old' or 'Ol''
    3-ie: 'It's a funny old thing'.....how come funny and how come old?
    4-Frank sinatra had an album called ol' blue eyes'.what does he mean by that?
    Thank you in advance :)
    pleasant and familiar for a long time (American English) 1-3

    "Ol' Blue Eyes": Frank Sinatra was old when he made it, had seen a lot of life and he was known for his beautiful, blue eyes. 4

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