Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!

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Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!

An exclamation of shock, surprise, or exasperation. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Don't sneak up on me like that—you scared me half to death! I mean, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Does my boss expect me to be on the clock 24 hours a day?
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References in classic literature ?
He had his death's head and his dress-coat, just as when he appeared to Joseph Buquet
He had seen the ghost behind the Persian, THE GHOST WITH THE DEATH'S HEAD just like Joseph Buquet's description
Then came the smash, and she stayed on to nurse her lover, while brother Joseph, finding himself pretty snug, stayed on too.
I shouted, however, and that brought Joseph down, and he roused the others.
What Joseph that ever lived would have thrown away such a chance to "show off?
On this ground Joseph Alexeevich condemned my speech and my whole activity, and in the depth of my soul I agreed with him.
I went to my room and reread Joseph Alexeevich's letters and recalled my conversations with him, and deduced from it all that I ought not to refuse a suppliant, and ought to reach a helping hand to everyone- especially to one so closely bound to me- and that I must bear my cross.
She couldn't take Joseph with her so she begged me to take him.
To sever, sir,' returned Sir Joseph, with great asperity, 'the cord of existence--my affairs would be found, I hope, in a state of preparation.
From Charterhouse Joseph and Dick both went to Oxford, but to different Colleges.
Cornelia divides all the folks in the world into two kinds-- the race that knows Joseph and the race that don't.
That very night a telegram was sent from the station of Long's Peak by Joseph T.
When Rebecca saw the two magnificent Cashmere shawls which Joseph Sedley had brought home to his sister, she said, with perfect truth, "that it must be delightful to have a brother," and easily got the pity of the tender-hearted Amelia for being alone in the world, an orphan without friends or kindred.
Barnaby Rudge and Mrs Rudge are in it likewise; but the villain, Joseph Willet, is the ringleader.
I think they're awful fun," said Jane, "except that Josephs has such large ears.