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Now, I am not a goody-two-shoes when it comes to this. When I was sent to a military school at the age of 14, I soon learned to sprinkle my discourse with an occasional "bleep." But then, and ever since, not in mixed company … and only when, like the icing on the cake, not the main ingredient but the judicious enhancer of the flavor.
n. - 好人, 好孩子, 正面人物, 好
Joan was a goody-goody and I was a rebel.
( 當時姊姊) Joan 性喜討好人，而我則富叛逆性
A prudish, self-righteous individual, a goody-goody. For example, Phyllis was a real goody two-shoes, tattling on her friends to the teacher. This expression alludes to the main character of a nursery tale, The History of Goody Two-Shoes (1765), who was so pleased when receiving a second shoe that she kept saying "Two shoes." The goody in the story is short for goodwife but means "goody-goody" in the idiom.
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noun [C] INFORMAL DISAPPROVING
someone who behaves in a way intended to please people in authority
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a person who is opposed to the political system in their country and tries to change it using force, or a person who shows their disagreement with the ideas of people in authority or of society by behaving differently:
The rebels took over the capital and set up a new government.
He was a bit of a rebel when he was a teenager and dyed his hair pink and had his nose pierced.
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verb [I] -ll-
1 to fight against the government or to refuse to obey rules, etc:
The people rebelled against the harsh new government.
Jacob rebelled against his parents' plans for him and left school at the age of 16.
2 to react against a feeling, action, plan, etc:
My poor sick stomach rebelled at the idea of any more food.
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1 [C or U] violent action organized by a group of people who are trying to change the political system in their country:
The government has brutally crushed the rebellion.
2 [C] action against those in authority or against the rules or against normal and accepted ways of behaving:
a backbench rebellion against the new foreign policy
her teenage rebellion
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1 If a group of people are rebellious, they oppose the ideas of the people in authority and plan to change the system, often using force:
rebellious groups of southern tribespeople
2 If someone is rebellious, they are difficult to control and do not behave in the way they are expected to:
Her teachers regard her as a rebellious, trouble-making girl.