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thank goodness

An expression of relief. Oh, thank goodness—I thought I'd lost this precious heirloom!
See also: goodness, thank

Thank goodness!

 and Thank heavens!
Oh, I am so thankful! John: Well, we finally got here. Sorry we're so late. Mother: Thank goodness! We were all so worried. Jane: There was afire on Maple Street, but no one was hurt. Bill: Thank heavens!
See also: thank
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And thank goodness most blokes decide to keep shaving after catching their reflection with that foamy moustache in the mirror.
Thank goodness we can still count on the Daily Post and its true news values.
Thank goodness that when it came to making the right decision, George Dunning was not found wanting.
Thank goodness Coun Khan stepped in and supported Mrs Glenn.
Thank goodness, not just for being allowed to take my expensive perfume home, but thank goodness for some common sense which is definitely lacking in Britain.
IT'S NOT often I tip my hat to RTE, but thank goodness they've shown a bit of sense and taste by signing up Andrea Roche for new reality show Failte Towers.
THANK GOODNESS that Atletico's bid for Arteta came to nothing.
It would be stretching things to say Lucy appearing nude and clutching a teddy bear has persuaded the MoD to change policy - it is already testing faux fur - but thank goodness Mr Carrott wasn't the chosen model.
Sir - Thank goodness for Rhodri Morgan and the Labour group.
I'm devastated but thank goodness it happened now and not when I was in the Southern Ocean or at Cape Horn.
Thank goodness for Judge Jonathan Durham Hall who had the courage to stand up and be counted when it came to sentencing a young teenage tearaway for robbery.
Thank goodness for after-dinner barefoot dancing in the open-air lodge
Thank goodness, then for the brave journos of Toyo Keizai who have selflessly devoted themselves to a study of outlays per customer at the various food service groups that keep Japan munching.
We have a short memory in this country, so thank goodness for filmmakers such as director Paris Poirier and producer Karen Kiss, who take lesbian and gay history seriously enough to preserve it on film--and now on DVD.
Thank goodness Park has joined the ranks of debunkers (whose notables include Benjamin Franklin, Carl Sagan, and Stephen Hawking) in reminding us that while we may long for magic, there is nothing to indicate that things are anything other than what they are.