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happy as a sandboy, jolly as a sandboy, very happy; high-spirited
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  • You'll get into it by-and-by, you see if you don't, and be as jolly as a sandboy.

    Vice Versa F. Anstey
  • But I've seen her, and everything's all right, and I'm as happy as a sandboy.

    Edward Barry

    Louis Becke
  • But indeed, Philip, so far as I can see, you seem to be as jolly as a sandboy.

  • She'd just settle down for half a moment and then fly up again as merry as a sandboy.'

    The House That Grew Mrs. Molesworth
  • Well, and Vera said, 'Here's Luce lying tucked up as jolly as a sandboy, why shouldn't we be jolly too?'

    A Sheaf of Corn Mary E. Mann
  • Drink always rubbed him the right way, and he would reach his rooms as jolly as a sandboy.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry

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