good old

idiom

variants or less commonly good ol' or good ole
informal
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

Recent Examples on the Web And in case of emergencies, a good ol' fashioned flask will more than do the trick. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 May 2024 Longing for the imaginary good old days — whether in life or her music — isn’t her focus. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 9 May 2024 And for a good old cry, check out Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Tuesday. Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 4 May 2024 Elba actually has a long history with good old Mary Jane. EW.com, 18 Apr. 2024 The only thing green on the sandwich is some good old salty pickles. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Mar. 2024 The story is even grim in good old Jacksonville, N.C. Jane Thier, Fortune, 27 Mar. 2024 And, of course, good old Randy's Roast drip coffee. The Arizona Republic, 18 Mar. 2024 There are so many sorts of Michelin mentions, but then there's also these amazing little pubs, um, and, and cafes, which are really serving sort of good old, hearty northern grub using the best produce in the area. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Jan. 2024

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“Good old.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/good%20old. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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