oh my goodness gracious

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oh my goodness gracious!

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic, dated) Oh my God.
    • 1861, Henry Mills Alden, “The Debatable Baby”, Harper's new monthly magazine, volume 22, number 132, page 776: 
      "Oh, my goodness gracious! who'd have thought it? Oh, my soul and body!" exclaimed Ben, dropping the cover, and jumping up with a perfectly absurd look of ...
    • 1865, Charles Dickens, “All the Year Round. A Weekly Journal.”, volume 13-14, page 551: 
      Oh, my goodness gracious me! where was I? Where was Robert? To happen to me, a sort of prudish old maid, who kept her house so strict!

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