Larry


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Larry

(ˈlærɪ)
n
happy as Larry as happy as Larry informal Brit and Austral and NZ extremely happy
[of uncertain origin]
Translations

Larry

n
dim of Laurence of Lawrence
(dated Brit inf) as happy as Larryquietschvergnügt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Larry's cab was standing next to ours; he flung open the door, and said, "I'm your man, gentlemen!
As for you, Larry, you'll die poor; you spend too much in whipcord."
You will find it something of a job to get all the Fuddles together, so I advise you to begin on the Lord High Chigglewitz, whose first name is Larry. He's a bald-headed fat man and is dressed in a blue coat with brass buttons, a pink vest and drab breeches.
Here, Henry, get busy and look for Larry's bald head.
Their cries of alarm brought Larry, a drunken youth of seventeen, who proceeded to resuscitate me by jumping on my chest.
And Larry, under the bridge, had no delirium like mine.
Antonia often went to the dances with Larry Donovan, a passenger conductor who was a kind of professional ladies' man, as we said.
"That wer all a part of the larry! We've been found to be the greatest gentlefolk in the whole county--reaching all back long before Oliver Grumble's time--to the days of the Pagan Turks--with monuments, and vaults, and crests, and "scutcheons, and the Lord knows what all.
As a young admirer had once said of him: "If anybody can tell a fellow just when to wear a black tie with evening clothes and when not to, it's Larry Lefferts." And on the question of pumps versus patent-leather "Oxfords" his authority had never been disputed.
Allied with him, on a splendid salary, with princely pickings thrown in, was a lawyer, Larry Hegan, a young Irishman with a reputation to make, and whose peculiar genius had been unrecognized until Daylight picked up with him.
'What for wull she be wantun' tull murder the wee thing?' The munuster heard fine, an' dudna like ut, but, oz he told my Larry afterward, what could he do?
"Wull ye be tellun' me," she said, "thot uf the second Samuel hod been named Larry thot he would no hov fell un the hot watter an' drownded?