Lord only knows


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Lord only knows

No one knows (except for God). Lord only knows how long it will take for my application to be processed. A: "How do you think you did on your exam?" B: "Lord only knows!"
See also: know, lord

Lord only knows

no one but God knows. The Lord only knows if John's marriage will be a happy one. How Mary can stay so cheerful through her terrible illness, the Lord only knows.
See also: know, lord
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If this is the state of affairs in 2012, Lord only knows where we will be in 70 years time.
Lord only knows where they got all the women's clothes.
Lord only knows what his children will do when it comes to crossing a road by themselves with the example he's setting.
Lord only knows what was going through Berahino's mind when Dawson picked him out with a delightful cross.
"Lord only knows what nutters they'd bring into my home!" Angela Pitcher TOP TREND: An eight-foot gnome criticised for looking "hideous" by local university students has been stolen from Durham Castle grounds.
Also Lord only knows what he would make of the pornographic magazines displayed on the shelves of WH Smith.
And probably the Lord only knows how his shot from an outrageously narrow angle sneaked past Aston Villa keeper Michael Oakes in midweek to keep Dons on course for a Coca-Cola Cup and Premiership dream double.
And perhaps the Lord only knows how he sneaked a shot past Aston Villa keeper Michael Oakes in midweek to keep the Dons on course for a Coca-Cola Cup and Premiership heavenly double.
In 1992 the FA, led by - and how that came to pass Lord only knows - Graham Kelly, the man who made Mogadon look like a performance-enhancing drug, allowed the Premier League to open for business in the name of greed.
Lord only knows what Citroen have been putting in their tea lately but, judging by this effort, they should keep drinking it.
Matija Nastasic put two hands in the back of Romelu Lukaku, and lord only knows how it wasn't deemed a penalty.
It's crept into our lives like a thief in the night, the horrible Illness we try to put right Their poor dad who worked on the Docks, he now finds it hard to put On his socks, his breathing is bad he Just puffs and blows, how he touched For this curse the Lord only knows He said I'm going in hospital son I will be there by seven, two days later He was up in heaven.