(well,) I'll be!

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(well,) I'll be!

An expression of surprise or astonishment, especially regarding some recent revelation. Bob: "You know, if you run your washing machine at night, you can save a lot of money on your electric bill." John: "I'll be, I never knew that before!" Well, I'll be! Who knew so many people would show up to see our concert?

(Well,) I'll be!

Rur. I am very surprised! Charlie: Joe and Sally got married last weekend. Jane: Well, I'll be! I'll be! Bill got the top score on the test!
References in classic literature ?
I'll be hanged if I'll be hazed by you, John Silver.
But I'll be shot if I spend another night on his property.
But when you copied my clothes, and when you copied my neckhankercher, and when you shook blood upon me after you had done the trick, you did wot I'll be paid for and paid heavy for.
And as you laid your plots agin me and was a sly devil agin me, I'll be paid for it--I'll be paid for it--I'll be paid for it--till I've drained you dry
I hear you've been awfully rude to poor little Morrison of the Post; but I'll be very careful what I say, and very quick.
If they do, I'll be sure to find it out and then our bargain is off.
Summary: I'll be having an autumn clean-up, if you will, much to the delight of my housemate and sister, Bronagh
I'll be doing this even while working, so I don't have to think about it anymore.
I'll be doing a four-day week, Thursday to Sunday, so it gives me a better work and home life, whatever that means.
you decide I'll be on my best behaviour And wear my dress with pride Because Mr Eric from our road You'll have Mary as your bride by Joan Kielty, Bootle
I am still recovering from the recession of 2008-09, but I am slowly recovering and feel I'll be in good shape with a few more years of work.
In a few months, I'll be able to drive, vote and buy property.
I am truly grateful, Lord knows I'll be duly faithful, I'll shout till these ceilings are blown, Till I know my feelings are known, I'd steal a plane, fly by the moon, Scribble it on the sky with fumes, And if you miss those vapour sayings, I'll throw you it on paper planes, She is the mother to my child, To think of others would be wild, For no duck could swim passed this swan, I know I've found, at last, the one, That's why I'll work all hours sent, To pay heaven this flowers rent, And while young Cupid plays his tune, Forever this flower shall stay in bloom.
At my old school I was in the very top year, But at this big school I'll be bottom I fear, I am sure very soon I will find my way round, Perhaps with new friends I then will be found.
Now I'll be facing many more responsibilities being a young Lieutenant.