rollicking

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rol·lick·ing

 (rŏl′ĭ-kĭng)
adj.
Carefree and high-spirited; boisterous: a rollicking celebration.

rol′lick·ing·ly adv.

rollicking

(ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ)
adj
boisterously carefree and swaggering
n
informal Brit a very severe telling-off; dressing-down
[C20: for sense 2: from rollick (vb) (in former sense: to be angry, make a fuss); perhaps influenced by bollocking]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rollicking - given to merry frolicking; "frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"

rollicking

1

rollicking

2
noun (Brit. informal) scolding, lecture, reprimand, telling-off, roasting (informal), wigging (Brit. slang), ticking off (informal), dressing-down (informal), tongue-lashing (informal) Whoever was responsible got a rollicking.
Translations

rollicking

[ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ]
A. ADJalegre, divertido
we had a rollicking timenos divertimos una barbaridad
it was a rollicking partyfue una fiesta animadísima
it's a rollicking farcees una farsa de lo más divertido
B. N to give sb a rollicking (Brit) → poner a algn como un trapo

rollicking

[ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ]
adj
[party] → bruyant(e) et joyeux/euse
[play, comedy, book, film] → délirant(e)
adv
to have a rollicking good time → s'amuser follement
n (British) (= telling off) → engueulade f
to give sb a rollicking → engueuler qn

rollicking

adj personausgelassen; occasion, lifewild; rollicking (good) funMordsspaß m (inf); a rollicking successein Mordserfolg m (inf); to have a rollicking timerichtig auf die Pauke hauen (inf)
n (Brit inf: = telling-off) to get a rollickingruntergeputzt werden (inf); to give somebody a rollickingjdn runterputzen (inf)

rollicking

[ˈrɒlɪkɪŋ] adj (person) → incredibilmente esuberante; (party) → allegro/a e chiassoso/a
to have a rollicking time → divertirsi pazzamente
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We manage that between ourselves, the manager doesn't need to give us too many rollockings.
She hit the roof as she drove me to my digs and then rang me again at 10.30pm to give me, literally, the mother of all rollockings.
But sometimes you also need a genuine leader, someone who will go round giving out rollockings and keep people on their toes.
But their tough new attitude was clear in the immediate aftermath at the Millennium Stadium, when boss Martin Johnson promised to dish out "a few rollockings" despite England's landmark win.
That new attitude means England's players gathered back at their training base today expecting a "few rollockings" from manager Martin Johnson, despite their victory.
"I don't think Johnno's best pleased (with the celebration) and I'll get one of those rollockings," said Ashton.
Although Fergie's half-time rollockings are notorious throughout the football world, the kids at Govan High only saw his softer side.
Poor old Tushar is now facing jail - as well as the mothers-in-law of all rollockings.
"I know his dad gave him one or two rollockings last season.
Noble said: "There were no rollockings dished out yesterday on the plane.
The stories Tom told, even adopting the way Jimmy used to alternate the tempo and sound of his voice when delivering one of his famous 'rollockings', was superb.
Throw in that he then declared himself heartily ``sick'' of delivering half-time rollockings (for want of a worse word) to his team and you get the idea that Moyes is not a man to trifle with.