good gracious


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good gracious

A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. Good gracious, look at the time! How is it nearly midnight already? Good gracious, Bill, would it kill you to take out the trash once in a while? Good gracious, that cyclist nearly hit me!
See also: good, gracious
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The way those boys played, good gracious me, I'm very proud of my team," said Holloway.
Holloway said: "The way those boys played, good gracious me, I'm very proud of my team.
Oh good gracious no, I've only been called in to advise
Good gracious, it's been said to me for just about 31 years.
The site has a section called 'Soul Food' with poetry, inspirational readings and humour and you can also find a five-year plan for the church, guidelines for submitting articles to its monthly newsletter, Good Gracious, and detailed information about the prayer group.
But the overwhelming emotion was, Good gracious, I could have a lot of fun.