Bully for you

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bully for you bravo!
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. Dut. boel, a lover; cf. Ger. buhle.

Usage

In literature:

He bullied me for not taking care of you, and stopping you from going up the ladder.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
Bully for you, Tony!
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
I've bullied you for having played skittles with my life, my career.
"The 'Mind the Paint' Girl" by Arthur Pinero
And, I tell you, chaps, it would be bully for us to have a club-house of our own.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
Miss Cowdell has been bullying you for the silly old French?
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
You stand up for yourself and your father, if he comes any more of that bullying.
"That Scholarship Boy" by Emma Leslie
You and I can be a match for Juliana, if she tries to bully my mother.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
As for the size of the fuss, I can promise you a bully one if what you surmise is correct.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
That's not tale-bearing, and as you were afraid to tell, for fear of those big bullies, it was a brave act.
"Dorothy Dainty at the Mountains" by Amy Brooks
Is that why you've let me bully and badger you for the last six years?
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
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In poetry:

And it's "Blow, bullies, blow,
East and West and to and fro —
She's a Liverpool ship, so let her rip,
For you bet she's bound to go!"
"The Liverpool Ship" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

No Bully For You , Kid: F-Words Earn Bullying Doc an 'R.
And all of that means there are spoilers for those of you who haven't seen the story of a bullied kid, a pack of zombies, an ancient curse, and a gay jock.
For all the people in this darn town, you better wake up and get some guts and put a stop to the city bullies from their communist ways.
In time, you learn strategies for coping with bullies , and, ultimately, you figure out how to get them off your back.
Whether you've been bullied or regretful for being a bully in the past, the subject has become a hot topic in recent years.
Among the excuses she has heard for bullying among women: Why help someone who could replace you.
Bullying is everywhere, so how do you prevent it INSIDE Helpful videos for ideas on how to prevent bullying.
Working for a toxic boss--the type that bullies you, criticizes everything you touch and makes you wish for an invisibility cloak every time she walks past your office--is not a person you can easily forget.
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