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adverb & adjectiveBritish
- old-fashioned euphemism for bloody
- ‘It took an hour, a further three telephone calls and an inspection of the instructions bordering on the forensic before I could turn the bally thing off.’
- ‘And now the entire bally book is online… which means that you can go ahead and read it and then wonder why they can't write children's stories like that any more.’
- ‘For that you can blame Robert Frost and his bally tennis nets.’
- ‘That led to a prolonged lecture on what, exactly, was wrong with British television, society, and the whole bally world today.’
- ‘Instead, she seems more like the little princess who wants it all and is bally well going to get it.’
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