Good grief!

good grief

An expression of surprise or frustration. Oh, good grief—my car won't start again.
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Good grief!

Inf. an exclamation of surprise, shock, or amazement. Alice: Good grief! I'm late! Mary: That clock's fast. You're probably okay on time. Bill: There are seven newborn kittens under the sofa! Jane: Good grief!
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good grief

An exclamation expressing surprise, alarm, dismay, or some other, usually negative emotion. For example, Good grief! You're not going to start all over again, or Good grief! He's dropped the cake. The term is a euphemism for "good God." [Early 1900s]
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good ˈgrief!

(informal) used for expressing surprise or disbelief: Good grief! You’re not going out dressed like that, are you?
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good grief

An expression of surprise, dismay, alarm or other emotion, usually negative. The term, a euphemism for “good God,” dates from the early 1900s. It appeared frequently in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, Peanuts, where various characters would use it in addressing the hapless hero, “Good Grief! Charlie Brown!”
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| Jenny McDermott: Good grief! Morrissey, like everyone else, is entitled to his views and opinions, neither of which was being advertised on the posters!
So was the company." Robert Carpenter TOP TREND: Northumbrian Water declared a 'major incident' cars submerged in Newburn "Good grief! Is there any water left in the reservoir."
I have never been more out of my 'comfort zone' - good grief! Tomorrow we find out our professional dance partners - mine is going to need a lot of patience ..."
But - good grief! - this is an unambitious film whose natural home in on DVD.
Good grief! And our hopefully temporary, filthy rich, public schooled, upper crust, better-than-us leaders (Cameron et al) intend to make cuts in services.
Good grief! We like a new trend like the best of them, but this coat hanger-chic monstrosity by German fashion designer Patrick Mohr at Germany's Fashion week leaves us cold.
A decent player and nice fella too by all accounts but, good grief!
GOOD grief! I have just read Emma Davison's report on Kirklees Council's campaign to cut dogfouling (Examiner March 24).
GOOD GRIEF! THIS STUFF WILL TURN MY DRINK TUBE INTO SCUM CITY!
Good grief! To what possible purpose would anyone wish to "live to see endless sunrises?" I won't insult the intelligence of your readers by raising all the most obvious objections that come to this octogenarian's mind.
Good grief! How could our editors fail to include a note reminding engineers worldwide of the Society's own consensus standard ASAE EP285.7 JAN01, Use of SI (Metric) Units?
Good grief! As IHEs around the country wait to hear the Supreme Court's decision in the U Michigan case, how fitting that Mr.
I'd had trouble getting approval for use of the van, primarily because they wanted me to have "more cognitive disorder." Good grief! Like I don't have enough problems.
Well good grief! How in the hell are you going to "protect" yourself from employees stealing handguns if we now have to tell them that there is a handgun in the package?