X's and Y's and Z's, oh my!

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X's and Y's and Z's, oh my!

cliché Used to express awe, apprehension, or fear regarding the presence, combination, or abundance of three particular things. Used especially in article titles and advertising materials. Modeled after the phrase "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Commas are sometimes used to separate the items in the list. Hackers and scammers and trolls, oh my! It's easy these days to get overwhelmed by the negative forces inhabiting the world wide web. Processed food, sedentariness, and obesity, oh my! Scientists warn that the country's lifestyle is leading to unhealthy weight gain.
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