jolly-hockey-sticks

Wholesomely athletic and enthusiastic, in a manner stereotypically associated with traditional British public schools for girls.

Polly couldnt abide Pat Walshs bossy, jolly hockey-sticks manner and her curious predilection for calling absolutely everyone "babe."


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