- do one's lolly, Australian Slang. to lose one's temper.
Origin of lolly
First recorded in 1765–75; shortening of lollypop
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Examples from the Web for lolly
She plays Lolly, an affable inmate who listens to Piper recount her gruesome bashing of Pennsatucky, whom she believes she killed.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence
June 8, 2014
I'll go out and smoke a cigar, if you'll come with me, Lolly.Aurora Floyd, Vol. II (of 3)
M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) Braddon
“Now, Lolly, you may just run home again as quick as you can,” said Maddie sharply.
Alice told me you lived here, Lolly, and I want you to go to the Sunday-school.
"And Aunt Lolly is working in her part of the garden," went on Mab.
Just then Mab saw Aunt Lolly going into her garden with a bottle in her hand.
shortened from lollipop
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Word Origin and History for lolly
1854, short for lollipop. In 20c. British slang, also "money."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper