Oh, boy

oh boy

1. An expression said when one is excited, pleased, or pleasantly surprised. Oh boy, a lot of people sure came to the fundraiser! A: "We're going to spend summer at Grandma and Grandpa's lake house!" B: "Oh boy! That will be swell!"
2. An expression said when one is frustrated by, exasperated about, resigned to something bad or unpleasant. Oh boy, another surprise inspection. I sure do love these. A: "Hi, Mr. Peterson? I need you to come in to the school and have a talk with us about your son." B: "Oh boy, what has he done now?"
See also: boy, oh
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Oh, boy.

1. Inf. Wow! (Usually Oh, boy! An exclamation. It has nothing to do with boys.) Bill: Oh, boy! An old-fashioned circus! "Oh, boy!" shouted John. "Dinner smells great! When do we eat?"
2. Inf. I dread this!; This is going to be awful! "Oh, boy!" moaned Fred, as his old car stalled out, "Here we go again." Doctor: It looks like something fairly serious. Jane: Oh, boy. Doctor: But nothing modern medicine can't handle.
See also: boy
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Oh, boy, nor will I thee, unless I should thereby drag thee to worse horrors than are here.
Oh, boys, be good to a poor devil that's being hunted day and night, and dasn't show his face!
-- 1st Nantucket Sailor Oh, boys, don't be sentimental; it's bad for the digestion!
Promising 'something spectacular,' Rocco Nacino told STAR contributor Gil Villa that he and co-stars Derrick Monasterio (accompanying story), Jak Roberto and Dave Bornea have been working out for their Oh, Boy and Oh, LOL show on Friday, May 18, 8 p.m.
Seven years after his acclaimed turn in that movie, Nacino will be able to test his dancing prowess again in a concert, billed as Oh, Boy! and Oh, LOL!, on May 18 at the Music Museum.
Oh, boy. You guys have no idea what that song is about, do you?
Older readers will remember Marty was a regular on TV's Six Five Special and Oh, Boy! He was a compere on the Boy Meets Girl Show...
Boy, oh, boy. After Atomised he's prodded, poked and (reviewed right) and now this, by rights I should be at the doctor's trying to wangle some Valium.
Oh, boy! Your MS symptoms are getting worse, and now you need help managing your day-to-day care.
Then they said, 'Surprise.' Oh, boy. They gave me a certificate of appreciation.
Among his finer works are Oh, Boy! (1917; with Wodehouse, music by Kern), Sally (1920; with music by Kern), Lady, Be Good!
Kelly read the letter from the girls and thought, "Oh, boy!" Nearly a year later, 10 days into a six-month legislative session, Kelly was going over the bills on his desk.
Oh, boy! Penitential rooms were called for with space set aside for a couple of comfortable chairs, sometimes a table, and even a potted plant.