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(oh) (my) gosh!

A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. ("Gosh" here is a substitution for "God," the use of which in an oath can be considered blasphemous.) Gosh, look at the time! How is it nearly midnight already? Oh my gosh! That cyclist nearly hit me! My gosh, Bill! Would it kill you to take out the trash once in a while?

by guess and by gosh

Without careful planning; relying on guesswork and luck. He just throws his essays together by guess and by gosh, but he still manages to get good grades on them.
See also: and, by, gosh, guess

by guess or by gosh

By any means; without careful planning; relying on guesswork and luck. We don't have much to work with, but by guess or by gosh, we're going to figure out a way to save our business! He just throws his essays together by guess or by gosh, but he still manages to get good grades on them.
See also: by, gosh, guess

for gosh sakes

A mild oath of exasperation, annoyance, frustration, anger, or surprise. Would you let me finish my story, for gosh sakes? Oh for gosh sakes, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it! For gosh sakes! I haven't seen you in years!
See also: for, gosh, sake

gosh almighty

An exclamation of surprise, shock, frustration, anger, or annoyance. A euphemistic variant of "God almighty." Gosh almighty! If we'd stopped the car one second later that train would have hit us! I know you've had a long day at work, but gosh almighty, is it too much to ask for you to take out the trash? Gosh almighty, it's hot as the dickens out here!
See also: almighty, gosh

gosh knows

A minced oath of "God knows."
1. No one knows. (A variant of "God knows.") Gosh knows how long it will take for my application to be processed. A: "How do you think you did on your exam?" B: "Gosh knows!"
2. It is absolutely true, certain, or definite (that something is true or the case). Gosh knows I need to do well on this test, or I can kiss my scholarship goodbye!
See also: gosh, know
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

by guess and by gosh

 and by guess and by golly
Rur. by estimating; without careful planning. Jane: Did you have a plan for putting up that toolshed? Tom: Nope, we just sort of did it by guess and by gosh. Grandma always made dresses by guess and by golly, without using a pattern, and they always turned out just fine.
See also: and, by, gosh, guess

For Pete's sake!

 and For pity's sake!; For the love of Mike!; For goodness sake!; For gosh sake!; For heaven('s) sake!
a mild exclamation of surprise or shock. For Pete's sake! How've ya been? For pity's sake! Ask the man in out of the cold!
See also: for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

For Pete’s sake!

and For pity’s sake! and For the love of Mike!
exclam. Good grief! For Pete’s sake! Is that you Charlie? For pity’s sake! Ask the man in out of the cold!
See also: for
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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