Appendix:Snowclones/X and Y and Z, oh my!

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Etymology[edit]

From the 1939 film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 book The Wizard of Oz, which includes the line, "Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!"

Phrase[edit]

X and Y and Z, oh my!

  1. (snowclone) Expresses awe at, or fear of, three things.

Usage notes[edit]

It is truer to the original to keep the stress pattern the same as in "lions and tigers and bears, oh my" — but it often deviates from that form.

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