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- A term used when surprised or shocked, similar to "Jesus Christ!"
- Jumping Jesus! I just won $500.
- Used to show sarcasm pertaining to the level one actually cares or is serious about someone or something.
- "John’s been complaining all night about his girlfriend." "Well, Jumping Jesus! Let’s drop what we’re doing and help him out."
Jesus may be replaced with another noun, though this is uncommon. Some of the more usual ones encountered are Jehosaphat, Jews, Johnny, Jiminy Crickets, Jehovah's Witnesses and George Washington.