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what hath God wrought

"What has God done"; usually used to express one's awe. The phrase originated in the Bible and, in 1844, Samuel Morse sent it as the first telegram. Every time I look at my infant daughter, all I can do is marvel—what hath God wrought.
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wreak havoc

To cause a lot of problems. Termites have wreaked havoc on the structural integrity of our house, unfortunately.
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wreak havoc (with something)

to cause a lot of trouble with something; to ruin or damage something. Your bad attitude will wreak havoc with my project. The rainy weather wreaked havoc with our picnic plans.
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*wrought up

disturbed or excited. (Wrought is an old past tense and past participle meaning "worker." *Typically: be ~; get ~.) She is so wrought up, she can't think. I am sorry you are so wrought up.
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