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dear me

Also, oh dear. A polite exclamation expressing surprise, distress, sympathy, etc. For example, Dear me, I forgot to mail it, or Oh dear, what a bad time you've been having. These usages may originally have invoked God, as in dear God or oh God , which also continue to be so used. [Late 1600s]
See also: dear
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Dear Editor, - Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear Dr Rob Pocock ('A new start for Sutton Coldfield, Post, Sep 16).
It's because they have the dairy to themselves, but they are so fat I just mutter dear, oh dear, oh dear every time I see them.
And as for the head teacher Emma Simpson's remark "there has never been a directive not to release balloons" - oh dear.
Dear Editor - Oh dear, oh dear, your front page piece ('England's soul is sick says article') once again highlights how good we are in Birmingham at scoring own goals.
Here's the highlight, fresh from our official Dutch translators: ``Dear oh dear,how sad.
I'd be straight down there the next morning as they were clearing everything out, sticking my head around the door; "Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear
Live Champions League Football ITV Sport, 7pm Oh dear, ITV are trying to bump up viewers for their digital services by denying terrestrial viewers the chance to see this European encounter live.
Hence the call to British Gas supreme headquarters, where a zone controller asked what the problem was, and said oh dear, and asked if we had this marvellous three-star cover, and said oh dear, oh dear, and, told that we had been thinking of taking it ou t all summer, said oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, typical, in that case there would be a minimum pounds 75 charge, payable to their man as soon as he had put the screw back.
As Charles entered the home of welder John Baldwin he sighed, shook his head and said: "Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
OO We would say donOt give up the day job Nikki but, oh dear, you already have[ETH]
ADVICE Mayor is coached by basketball star Ade, left OH WELL Only a game HAIR I GO Boris has a fling yesterday FLY PAST Near miss LETTING GO Ball is released OH DEAR It's way off target
Oh dear, somebody is going to be left with a face as red as a huntsman's coat.
We are supposed to be a 24-hour cosmopolitancity, dear oh dear.
As for joining the motorway when her gauge was bouncing on the bottom, oh dear, oh dear.
Oh dear stitter, stutter The Prime Minister's heart is all a-flutter Off to Hampstead he did go All in a rush off in a moThey prodded his heart then looked at his veins ``You'll be home tomorrow, Guv, to take hold of the reins''.