that's a good boy/girl/dog (etc.)

idiom

used especially to praise a child or animal for obeying
Please pick up your toys. That's a good girl.
Sit. That's a good dog.

Examples of that's a good boy/girl/dog (etc.) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In our professional, journalistic opinion, that's a good boy — a real, real good boy. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 24 Oct. 2022

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“That's a good boy/girl/dog (etc.).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/that%27s%20a%20good%20boy%2Fgirl%2Fdog%20%28etc.%29. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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