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Jeepers(-creepers)!

(ˈdʒipɚzˈkripɚz)
exclam. Wow! Jeepers-creepers! I’m sorry!

jeepers creepers!

An interjection of surprise or delight. The equivalent of “no kidding!” or “wow!” depending on the context, the phrase came from a 1938 popular song first sung by Louis “Sachmo” Armstrong in the movie Going Places. The chorus began, “Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those peepers? / Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?”
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The difference between a Virginia Creeper and a Boston Ivy lies in the shape of their leaves - the former has five leaflets on each leaf stalk, the latter is a single maple-shaped leaf.
GOTH-PUNK group Creeper are heading back to Coventry for a headline performance after a line-up revamp and exciting 2015.
com)-- An innovative new and considerable improvement on the design of an often used automotive repair accessory, the Mechanic Creeper, has been developed by David Scott of Tucson, Arizona.
On Wednesday, the man who more accurately might have been called Officer Creeper was convicted of six sex crimes - crimes committed both on and off the job.
Then, a year and a half ago, he covered a south facing slope in front of his house with Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Carmel Creeper.
However, I have to point out that the creeper is not ivy, as your caption suggests, but appears to be growing spaghetti.
CHARLTON - Ten drafting students at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School have invented a mechanical creeper - a platform used by auto mechanics - to help a handicapped classmate and others.
You can get a darn good creeper for about $50 (photo above right).
A good mechanic's creeper would make it easier to get into those tight spaces and save some wear and tear on our uniforms.
Caribbean Coral, hero of the Dash in 2004, is also trying to regain his crown, while stablemates Corridor Creeper and Cape Royal both boast previous course-anddistance triumphs.
The break-in - known as a creeper burglary - was one of five over the weekend in the Hengoed area.
Veteran trainer Milton Bradley's seven-year-old sprinter Corridor Creeper will take some catching in the Racing UK Channel 432 Handicap.
For extensive flowering and fast growth, she also recommends trumpet creeper vines.
Imagine being comfortable lying on your back at work in the tight confines beneath an automobile: Pegasus Products set out to design a mechanic's creeper that would make this possible.