jolly well

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jolly well ‎(not comparable)

  1. (dated, emphatic, sometimes humorous) Certainly.
    You jolly well deserved it.
    • 1920, Eric Leadbitter, Rain Before Seven (page 122)
      "Oh, I shall pull it off. I shall jolly well have to succeed," said Michael light-heartedly; feeling unusually confident.