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by guess or by gosh

By any means; without careful planning; relying on guesswork and luck. We don't have much to work with, but by guess or by gosh, we're going to figure out a way to save our business! He just throws his essays together by guess or by gosh, but he still manages to get good grades on them.
See also: gosh, guess

God almighty!

An exclamation of surprise, shock, frustration, exasperation, anger, or annoyance. God almighty! If we'd stopped the car one second later that train would have hit us! I know you've had a long day at work, but God almighty, is it too much to ask for you to take out the trash? God almighty, it's hot as the dickens out here!
See also: god

gosh almighty!

An exclamation of surprise, shock, frustration, anger, or annoyance. A euphemistic variant of "God almighty." Gosh almighty! If we'd stopped the car one second later that train would have hit us! I know you've had a long day at work, but gosh almighty, is it too much to ask for you to take out the trash? Gosh almighty, it's hot as the dickens out here!
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(oh) (my) gosh!

A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. ("Gosh" here is a substitution for "God," the use of which in an oath can be considered blasphemous.) Gosh, look at the time! How is it nearly midnight already? Oh my gosh! That cyclist nearly hit me! My gosh, Bill! Would it kill you to take out the trash once in a while?

by guess and by gosh

 and by guess and by golly
Rur. by estimating; without careful planning. Jane: Did you have a plan for putting up that toolshed? Tom: Nope, we just sort of did it by guess and by gosh. Grandma always made dresses by guess and by golly, without using a pattern, and they always turned out just fine.
See also: and, gosh, guess

For Pete's sake!

 and For pity's sake!; For the love of Mike!; For goodness sake!; For gosh sake!; For heaven('s) sake!
a mild exclamation of surprise or shock. For Pete's sake! How've ya been? For pity's sake! Ask the man in out of the cold!
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Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir (C), Secretary General of the Popular Congress Party (PCP) Hassan al-Turabi (L), former director of National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Salah Gosh (R).
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