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gee whiz

1. modifier (hyphenated and used before a noun) Especially enthusiastic or impressed; youthfully or naïvely optimistic or exuberant. The film is sure to provoke some gee-whiz reactions from even the most cynical of spectators. A lot of people come into politics with some gee-whiz notions of changing the world.
2. modifier (hyphenated and used before a noun) Showily or gaudily impressive; amazing or astounding. The film boasts a lot of gee-whiz effects but doesn't offer much else in the way of plot or character development.
3. interjection An exclamation of any strong emotion, such as surprise, dismay, enthusiasm, exasperation, etc. Aw, gee whiz, Mom! Can't I stay out and play for one more hour? Gee whiz guys, wasn't that show great?
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whiz past someone or something

to move or travel past someone or something at a high speed. The train whizzed past one little town after another. I whizzed past Chuck because I did not recognize him.
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whiz (right) through something

1. . to speed through a place. One car after another whizzed right through the little town. We whizzed through the kitchen, stopping just long enough for a glass of iced tea.
2. . to work one's way through something quickly. She whizzed right through the test with no trouble. Jane whizzed through her interview and got the job.
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gee whiz

An expression of surprise, dismay, or enthusiasm. For example, Gee whiz, Dad, I thought you'd let me borrow the car, or Gee whiz, they finally won the Series! This term is thought to be a euphemism for "Jesus Christ." [Slang; 1870s]
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whiz by

or whizz by
1. To pass quickly, as of a moving object or an interval of time: I looked out the window of the train and watched the faces whiz by.
2. To pass someone or something quickly: The motorcycle whizzed by us on the freeway.
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whiz through

or whizz through
1. To accomplish or proceed with something swiftly and energetically: My smart friend whizzed through the math homework.
2. To move rapidly through something: The football whizzed through the receiver's hands.
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and piss-whiz
n. an extraordinary person; someone who can do the impossible. (Usually objectionable.) Sam is a real piss-cutter when it comes to running. I ain’t no piss-whiz, just your average guy.




1. n. a talented or skilled person. She’s a real whiz with stats.
2. in. to urinate. (Usually objectionable.) I gotta stop here and whiz.

whiz kid

n. a young whiz. The boss’s new whiz kid doesn’t seem to be doing the job very well.
See also: kid, whiz

take a whiz

Vulgar Slang
To urinate.
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References in classic literature ?
The furnaces roared, and the powerful engines whizzed and clanked, like a great metallic heart.
It must have whizzed between us at the instant that we fired.
The line whizzed past his head, one of the sailors aft caught it, and there was an end to the fascination, to the quietness of spirit which had stolen on him at the very moment of departure.
As I stood there, gaping open-mouthed, a tennis ball struck me on the arm, and as I turned about, another whizzed past my ear.
The unnecessary noise he made (I had lain wide-eyed the whole night) must have awakened one of the hunters; for a heavy shoe whizzed through the semi-darkness, and Mr.
Blunt-bodied drones whizzed to and fro with a noise like miniature high-powered automobiles, as if anxious to convey the idea of being tremendously busy without going to the length of doing any actual work.
They whizzed out on to the terrace like a couple of skyrockets, wild to see the Indians exhibit their tricks.
He snatched the sword from the old man, whizzed it out of the scabbard, and thrust the point into the earth.
Bending his body low, the rifle was discharged, and the swift lead whizzed harmlessly past him, on its more distant errand.
Apple and blueberry is good as is cauliflower and pea, just add some finely chopped chives once you have whizzed.
He whizzed through 10 grades of school in just three years, having entered high at age 7
A car, whizzing down the hill behind them, slowed noticeably, then whizzed away.