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

Oh, boy!

exclam. Wow! Oh, boy! What a mess!
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(For tickets to the concert Oh, Boy! and Oh, LOL!, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or Music Museum at 721-6726.)
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.
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...
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! Your MS symptoms are getting worse, and now you need help managing your day-to-day care.
Among his finer works are Oh, Boy! (1917; with Wodehouse, music by Kern), Sally (1920; with music by Kern), Lady, Be Good!