Whoa, Nelly!


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Whoa, Nellie!

1. cliché Said to any person, thing, or animal (especially a horse) that one is trying to get under control or coax into slowing down. "Whoa, Nellie!" he shouted as the bucking bronco tossed him to and fro. A: "Whoa, Nellie! Just cool your jets, big guy!" B: "Get off of me! I didn't do anything wrong!"
2. An exclamation of surprise or astonishment, especially when something is more intense than one expected. Whoa, Nellie. Now that is one strong drink you fixed me! A: "Whoa, Nellie. I think I need to sit down for a minute!" B: "A bit of a tougher hike than you were expecting, huh?"

Whoa, Nelly!

An exclamation of surprise. The phrase is generally thought to have originated as a command to slow down a horse (wherein "Nelly" is the horse's name). They're engaged already? Whoa, Nelly! Whoa, Nelly—what is going on in here?

Whoa, Nellie!

Rur. Wait! Stop! Tom: When I get that money, I'm gonna get me my own place, and then you and I can get married, andJane: Whoa, Nellie! When did I say I was going to marry you? Whoa, Nellie! Did you measure them boards before you started cuttin' 'em?
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Jackson might be best known for his "Whoa, Nelly!" exclamation, but he didn't overuse it.
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Singer Nelly Furtado, whose genre-bending pop initially confounded radio program directors, went on to garner acclaim and sell more than 2 million copies of her debut, "Whoa, Nelly!"
Her debut album Whoa, Nelly! has sold more than three million copies worldwide and Furtado has been busy picking up accolades from more established pop stars.
Her debut album Whoa, Nelly! has sold more than three million copies and Furtado has been busy picking up accolades from more established pop stars.
Since releasing her debut album, Whoa, nelly!, the Victoria, B.C.-born artist has performed all over the world.