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thank goodness

(spoken)
I am pleased or happy thank heavens My husband cleans the barn every day, thank goodness.
Usage notes: often used instead of the more offensive idiom thank God
Related vocabulary: thank God
See also: goodness, thank
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As the non-music of punk barged its way on to the pop music scene in 1977, thank goodness there was an alternative out there - the hugely danceable, good-time rhythms of funk as spearheaded by arch-producers Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards of Chic.
Thank goodness you are so little, for I can put you in my heart, and there you will stay forever, as I am your "arco" forever.
Then we actually took a look at Web Van; thank goodness that didn't happen," Weissman said of the now-defunct online grocery delivery service.
That possibility was erased, thank goodness, as the show progressed and De Shields proceeded to stop it every time he came center stage to do a few moves.
When all is said and done, the "gee whiz" technologies don't modify the ABCs of communication nearly as much as some believe -- thank goodness.
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Thank goodness my orchestra is not rich enough to purchase MOODS.
To which one can only add: thank goodness, baby, and amen.
The images are, frankly (maybe deliberately), an utter turn-off, whiffing strongly of an Alex Comfort-style healthy-sex manual (minus, thank goodness, that awful man with the beard).
Thank goodness you nave The Tofu Tollbooth on your dashboard.
Thank goodness a few things in life remain uncertain.
Thank goodness that muddled planning thwarted the bloodbath that these young zealots plotted.
30pm on February 15, 2011 - thank goodness she was in Myton and thank goodness for the Hospice system.
And finally, thank goodness we won't be hearing from them for another few years.