goodness gracious

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡʊdnɪs ˌɡɹeɪʃəs/
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goodness gracious

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic, dated) Expressing great surprise.
    • 1957, Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer, Great Balls of Fire:
      Goodness gracious, great balls of fire.

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