my goodness

my goodness

An interjection denoting shock, distress, or surprise. My goodness, you look like something the cat dragged in! My goodness, is that you, James? I haven't seen you in 20 years!
See also: goodness
References in classic literature ?
To this Sancho made answer, "As to my goodness, senora, being as long and as great as your squire's beard, it matters very little to me; may I have my soul well bearded and moustached when it comes to quit this life, that's the point; about beards here below I care little or nothing; but without all these blandishments and prayers, I will beg my master (for I know he loves me, and, besides, he has need of me just now for a certain business) to help and aid your worship as far as he can; unpack your woes and lay them before us, and leave us to deal with them, for we'll be all of one mind.
I am out shopping early with Ma, and I said I had a headache and got Ma to leave me outside in the phaeton, in Piccadilly, and ran round to Sackville Street, and heard that Sophronia was here, and then Ma came to see, oh such a dreadful old stony woman from the country in a turban in Portland Place, and I said I wouldn't go up with Ma but would drive round and leave cards for the Boffins, which is taking a liberty with the name; but oh my goodness I am distracted, and the phaeton's at the door, and what would Pa say if he knew it
My Goodness has put 800,000 [pounds sterling] behind its milk energy drink For Goodness Shakes
The sports milkshake category was untapped until four years ago when My Goodness launched For Goodness Shakes
Jeremy Martin, marketing director and co-founder of My Goodness, said Mars' entry meant there was scope for the category to grow enormously.