good-time Charlie

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good-time Charlie (plural good-time Charlies)

  1. An affable or happy-go-lucky carefree convivial man.
    • "just a good-time Charlie, borrowing two bucks here and five bucks there" -- Walter Karig
    • "I couldn't be a good-time Charlie ... when I was a kid I was taught not to talk or joke or laugh at the table" -- A. J. Liebling
    • "You listen to me, you find yourself a nice, substantial man -- a widower maybe -- and settle down -- instead of nashing all those sleeping pills -- for what, for whom? -- for some Good Time Charlie?" -- Billy Wilder, The Apartment, (1960)

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