good grief


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good grief

An expression of surprise or frustration. Oh, good grief—my car won't start again.
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Good grief!

Inf. an exclamation of surprise, shock, or amazement. Alice: Good grief! I'm late! Mary: That clock's fast. You're probably okay on time. Bill: There are seven newborn kittens under the sofa! Jane: Good grief!
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good grief

An exclamation expressing surprise, alarm, dismay, or some other, usually negative emotion. For example, Good grief! You're not going to start all over again, or Good grief! He's dropped the cake. The term is a euphemism for "good God." [Early 1900s]
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good ˈgrief!

(informal) used for expressing surprise or disbelief: Good grief! You’re not going out dressed like that, are you?
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good grief

An expression of surprise, dismay, alarm or other emotion, usually negative. The term, a euphemism for “good God,” dates from the early 1900s. It appeared frequently in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, Peanuts, where various characters would use it in addressing the hapless hero, “Good Grief! Charlie Brown!”
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I'm opening my last Good Grief workshops for the year.
We are deeply grateful to the New York Life Foundation for stepping forward to be a sponsor again this year for the TAPS Good Grief Camp, as we mark our twentieth anniversary assisting families of our fallen troops, said Bonnie Carroll, founder and president of TAPS.
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The Boston-based Good Grief Program offers workshops for physicians, parents, and educators (www.goodgriefprogram.org).
GOOD grief, what has Liverpool city council gone and done to the boarded up houses on Edge Lane?
People who are good with numbers sometimes have to work harder at making well-balanced decisions, but two things can help: 1) cultivating a good relationship with someone with numerical abilities and a strong "right brain" (for making balanced, holistic judgments), and 2) the "Oh Good Grief Standard."
GOOD GRIEF! THIS STUFF WILL TURN MY DRINK TUBE INTO SCUM CITY!
Good grief. He defends entitlements which are a way of favoring by force of law a special group, by taking money and means from innocents for the benefit of that special group.
Good grief! To what possible purpose would anyone wish to "live to see endless sunrises?" I won't insult the intelligence of your readers by raising all the most obvious objections that come to this octogenarian's mind.
Good grief! How could our editors fail to include a note reminding engineers worldwide of the Society's own consensus standard ASAE EP285.7 JAN01, Use of SI (Metric) Units?
Good grief, what in the world did he know about that?
Good grief! As IHEs around the country wait to hear the Supreme Court's decision in the U Michigan case, how fitting that Mr.
Good grief In a 2-year study, bereaved spouses who often talked with others and briefly wrote in diaries about their emotions fared no better psychologically than their tight-lipped, unexpressive counterparts did (161:131 *).
GOOD GRIEF. One year later, is there any way to wrap our hearts and minds around the horrific events of September 11?
"Good grief, this is terrible," you think to yourself.