English version

dear old ...

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdear old ...dear old ...British English spoken used to describe someone or something in a way that shows your love or liking of them syn good old Here we are, back in dear old Manchester! dear
Examples from the Corpus
dear old ...Just like my ball club in Saint Louis, my dear old chums the Cardinals.That's a hundred more than dear old David Beckham gets from his Ferrari 550.You had to talk to those dear old folk at the Empress and I don't blame you.He was a dear old gentleman who was very kind to me.So the evil monster had brought unhappiness and death to a dear old man who had never hurt anybody.The Republicans, like Chambers, soon decided they wanted to go back to dear old Nixie.
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