oh my God

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See also: ohmygod and oh my god

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oh my God

  1. Said in supplication.
  2. (mildly blasphemous) An expression of anger, frustration, excitement, shock, awe, dismay, etc.
    • 2001, Earl Simmons (lyrics), “We Right Here”, in The Great Depression, Ruff Ryders Entertainment:
      Creep niggas like a seal
      Tote the steel
      Stick a nigga, make him squeal
      "Oh my God!"
      Those can't be the last words of ya man
      Damn, ya man was so hard
    • 2007 September 28, Graham Linehan, The IT Crowd, Season 2, Episode 6:
      Jen: Douglas has asked me to be his PA.
      Moss: Oh. My. God! Well, that is something and a half. His PA? How... Whoa! His PA... Shut up! His PA!
      Jen: It means "personal assistant".
      Moss: Thank you. Right, OK.

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In different contexts the offensiveness of this phrase can vary from blasphemous to mild, with a greater degree of variety than comparable phrases due to its invocation of deity. Common euphemisms are oh my gosh, omigosh, and oh my goodness.

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