good old


variants or less commonly good ol' or good ole
used before a noun to describe a familiar person or thing with affection or approval
Good old John: you can always count on him to help.
I don't need fancy shoes. I prefer good old sneakers.
They were talking about the good old days.

Examples of good old in a Sentence

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“Good old.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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