Land o' Goshen!

Land o' Goshen!

old-fashioned A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. In the Bible, Goshen was the region in Egypt inhabited by the Israelites until the Exodus. Primarily heard in US. Land o' Goshen, look at the time! How is it nearly midnight already? Land o' Goshen, Bill, would it kill you to take out the trash once in a while? Land o' Goshen, that cyclist nearly hit me!
See also: land
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Land o' Goshen!

Rur. My goodness gracious! (A mild oath. Goshen was an agricultural region in Egypt occupied by the Israelites before the Exodus.) Land o' Goshen, it's sure good to see you. Land o' Goshen! Look at that rain come down!
See also: land
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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