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giddy up

Hurry up! Move faster! The phrase originated as an instruction used when trying to get a horse to move faster. Come on, kids, giddy up—the school bus will be here any minute!
See also: giddy, up

oh my giddy aunt

dated A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Oh my giddy aunt, what a generous gift! Oh my giddy aunt! Don't scare me like that! A: "Oh my giddy aunt, what manner of rubbish are you watching?" B: "Haven't you seen this before? This is the latest reality TV sensation!"
See also: aunt, giddy, oh
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from giddy-up to whoa

Rur. all the way from the beginning to the end. The road is paved from giddy-up to whoa. The play stinks. It is dull from giddy-up to whoa.
See also: to, whoa
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Giddy up!

exclam. Move faster! (Properly said to a horse to start it moving. Also said to people or things as a joke.) Giddy up, Charlie! It’s time to start moving.
See also: giddy
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To those who want to be taken ahead into some more spiritual future, Caliban argues, they will find only an "ever giddier collective gallop" into the "Black Stone on which the bones are cracked" (Collected Poems 441).
The results were predictable and came with such ease, the Patriots' postgame locker room scene was giddier than your grandmother after two martinis.
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At the same time, primetime newsmag "Dateline" and ABC's counterparts have responded to a scary world by turning inward, becoming preoccupied with predators and salacious crime; "Nightline" has taken a stupid pill; and NBC's morning jewel has become even giddier and less substantial, hard as that is to imagine, with the baton pass to Meredith Vieira.
So on the heels of Comedy Central's similar import "The Hollow Men" comes this fitfully clever Fox show--a fast-paced, mildly diverting half-hour that more than anything brings to mind the interstitial gags in "Love, American Style." It wasn't too long ago that Fox struck out with the giddier (and more controversial) "Banzai," though if this works the network might wonder why it simply hasn't shifted "Mad TV" to primetime.
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