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good gracious

A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. Good gracious, look at the time! How is it nearly midnight already? Good gracious, Bill, would it kill you to take out the trash once in a while? Good gracious, that cyclist nearly hit me!
See also: good, gracious
References in classic literature ?
But I've come on business,' said Georgiana, sobbing and drying her face, and then searching in a little reticule, 'and if I don't despatch it I shall have come for nothing, and oh good gracious
Palates will be tempted by the tantalizing culinary delights of Good Gracious
The coastal setting of the Bel Air Bay Club in Los Angeles will serve as a back-drop for a venerated collection of experts including the chic canvases of Viceroy Hotel Group and Maravilla Gardens and the delectable culinary delights of Good Gracious