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- (idiomatic, dated, humorous or euphemistic) An expression of surprise
1892, Nathaniel Gould, Running it off; or, Hard hit:
- "Whew !" he whistled, softly; "that's curious. Same name as the lady at our place. Suppose he should be her husband. Holy moley, what a game. I've made a discovery.
holy smoke — see holy smoke