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(oh) me, oh my
old fashioned An interjection expressing surprise, incredulity, or pleasure. Come here and let me get a look at my grandson. Me, oh my, how you've grown in the last two years! Oh me, oh my, yours is still the best apple pie in town!
See also: oh
my, (oh, my)
An interjection expressing surprise, incredulity, or pleasure. Come here and let me get a look at my grandson. My, how you've grown in the last two years! My, oh, my, you still know how to make the best fried chicken in town!
(oh) (my) God!
An exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. My God, look at the time! How is it nearly midnight already? God, Bill! Would it kill you to take out the trash once in a while? Oh my God! That cyclist nearly hit me!
(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?
oh dark hundred
In military time, a non-specific time in the early morning, before the sun rises. Why are we meeting at oh dark hundred? That's too early to do anything besides sleep!
oh dark thirty
In military time, a non-specific time in the early morning, before the sun rises. Why on earth are we meeting at oh dark thirty? That's too early to do anything besides sleep!
oh my goodness gracious
A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. Oh my goodness gracious, what a generous gift! Oh my goodness gracious! Don't scare me like that!
An interjection of interest, surprise, or irritation, usually said in response to a comment from another person. Oh really? How do you know my mom? Oh really? Well, if you don't need me telling you what to do, then I guess you don't need me cooking for you either!
A dismissive phrase typically said after something disappointing has happened. A: "So we can't go tonight, actually—the store is closed." B: "Oh well, we'll just go tomorrow then." I thought I studied enough to get an A, but I guess not. Oh well.
1. Inf. Wow! (Usually Oh, boy! An exclamation. It has nothing to do with boys.) Bill: Oh, boy! An old-fashioned circus! "Oh, boy!" shouted John. "Dinner smells great! When do we eat?"
2. Inf. I dread this!; This is going to be awful! "Oh, boy!" moaned Fred, as his old car stalled out, "Here we go again." Doctor: It looks like something fairly serious. Jane: Oh, boy. Doctor: But nothing modern medicine can't handle.
See also: boy
oh, sure (someone or something will)
inf. a sarcastic expression claiming that someone or something will do something or that something will happen. Andy: Don't worry. I'll do it. Rachel: Oh, sure you will. That's what you always say. Bob: I'll fix this fence the first chancel get. Mary: Oh, sure. When will that be? Next year?
See also: sure
Oh, ye of little faith.
Fig. You who trust no one. (Jocular; the word ye is an old form of you used in the Bible.) You thought I wouldn't show up on time? Oh, ye of little faith.
Inf. Is that what you think? (Rude and hostile.) Tom: You're getting to be sort of a pest. Bill: Oh, yeah? Tom: Yeah. Bob: This sauce tastes bad. I think you ruined it. Bill: Oh, yeah? What makes you think so? Bob: My tongue tells me!
boy oh boy(spoken) also oh boy
I am excited or surprised to say Everyone said it would be fun, so I went to the party, and, boy oh boy, was it great!
Usage notes: usually said to emphasize something good, but also sometimes used to emphasize something negative: I had a cold and, oh boy, I felt terrible.
Also, oh dear. A polite exclamation expressing surprise, distress, sympathy, etc. For example, Dear me, I forgot to mail it, or Oh dear, what a bad time you've been having. These usages may originally have invoked God, as in dear God or oh God , which also continue to be so used. [Late 1600s]
See also: dear
Boy!and Boy, oh boy!
phr. a sentence opener expressing surprise or emphasis. (This is not a term of address and can be used with either sex, although it is quite informal.) Boy! Am I glad to see you, Molly!
Boy, oh boy!verb
See also: oh
n. the police. (From a television program, Hawaii Five-O.) If you hit me again, I’ll call the five-oh!
phr. the answer to your question is unknown; the location you seek is unknown. (From the internet message: Error - 404 that is received when the internet cannot find the address you are seeking.) Q: Where’s the kitchen? A: 404. You’ll have to find it yourself.
exclam. Wow! Oh, boy! What a mess!
Oh, yeah?(ˈo ˈjæə)
exclam. Is that what you think?; Are you trying to start a fight? Oh, yeah? What makes you think so?