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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But the overwhelming emotion was, Good gracious, I could have a lot of fun.
Good gracious, so good can this young man be that four minutes later he had the referee Mike Jones on his backside overcome by the swaying body going past him
Good gracious me, are people really making this mistake?
Good gracious, it's been said to me for just about 31 years.
McLeish: Good gracious Ma'am, is this all you get for your old age pension?