stone the crows

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stone the crows

An exclamation of surprise. Well, stone the crows! I never thought I'd see him walk through those doors again.
See also: crow, stone

stone the crows!

An expression of shock or surprise at or about something. Primarily heard in UK. Well, stone the crows! I never thought I'd see you around these parts again! Stone the crows, the kids are actually playing together quietly for once!
See also: stone
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ˌstone the ˈcrows


ˌstone ˈme

(old-fashioned, British English) used to express surprise, shock, anger, etc: Stone the crows! You’re not going out dressed like that, are you?
See also: crow, stone
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