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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Westberg, Good Grief, 50th Anniversary Edition (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011), 7-8
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I would get grief from her if I was picked but it would be good grief.
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Good grief, I had no idea three little pigs could make so much mess
TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Services.
Good grief, I'm 65 and still getting unwanted attention from pesky men but I, like most other women, just shrug it off, feel sorry for the poor creatures and get on with my day.
Karen Woodham Good grief, surgeries keep people on the line waiting for ages as it is, this means they may keep us on the line longer, just to make more money out of us, it''''s a terrible idea
ABBEY Clancy, pictured, model and wife of footballer Peter Crouch, is certainly a beauty but o good grief does she know it and does she ever flaunt it.
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Good Grief was published in 1961, nearly 50 years ago, and is just now being reissued in a new edition for that anniversary.
Cynical Sid, Surbiton v v A quarter to winter Good grief, is that the time?
Good grief, he only got 10months in the first place.