bless my stars

bless my stars

An exclamation of surprise. Oh, bless my stars! Don't sneak up on me like that!
See also: bless, star
References in classic literature ?
'Bless my stars, here's another;' and slipped a small oval of ivory paper into his waistcoat pocket - a complete miniature portrait that I had sketched with such tolerable success as to be induced to colour it with great pains and care.