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God almighty

An exclamation of surprise, shock, frustration, exasperation, anger, or annoyance. God almighty! If we'd stopped the car one second later that train would have hit us! I know you've had a long day at work, but God almighty, is it too much to ask for you to take out the trash? God almighty, it's hot as the dickens out here!
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gosh almighty

An exclamation of surprise, shock, frustration, anger, or annoyance. A euphemistic variant of "God almighty." Gosh almighty! If we'd stopped the car one second later that train would have hit us! I know you've had a long day at work, but gosh almighty, is it too much to ask for you to take out the trash? Gosh almighty, it's hot as the dickens out here!
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the almighty dollar

Money, or the accrual thereof, as considered the most important or influential thing in the world. In the eyes of these massive corporations, the rights and well-being of workers always come second to the almighty dollar. So much legislation and policy is dictated first and foremost by the almighty dollar.
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the almighty dollar

Fig. the U.S. dollar, or the acquisition of money, when viewed as more important than anything else. Bill was a slave to the almighty dollar. It's the almighty dollar that drives Wall Street thinking.
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almighty dollar, the

The power of money; by extension, crass materialism. The term was used by Washington Irving in The Creole Village (1836) (“The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion”), perhaps echoing Ben Jonson’s sentiment of two centuries earlier (“That for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice—almighty gold”).
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Despite a performance which mixed of the good, the not-so-good and almightily bad, Coventry managed to maintain their undefeated record at the Butts Park Arena.
Sir Bobby is still prone to moments of almightily tactical naivety, but kids of the quality of Dyer, Jenas, Ameobi, Woodgate and Bellamy can bail him out.
An atonement theology directed towards the assuaging of guilt before God is a powerful gospel in contexts where God is immediately and almightily real; or where (as we may note more sceptically) a religion is still powerful enough to hold up before its host culture the image of a holy and righteous deity before whom none is worthy except through the appropriate cultic observations.
The Prime Minister expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed to Almightily Allah to bless the departed soul in eternal peace and give courage to the members of his family to bear this irreparable loss.
He also prayed Almightily Allah for early recovery of those injured and added that company would continue extending support to full rehabilitation of the affected people.
China would love to stage football's premier event - not least because it would give their team automatic entry at a time when they find it almightily difficult to qualify any other way.