(good) heavens

A mild oath of surprise, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger. Good heavens! I haven't seen you in years! Heavens, would you let me finish my story? Oh good heavens, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!
See also: heaven
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(Good) heavens!

Inf. an exclamation of surprise, shock, or amazement. (See also (My) heavens!) John: Good heavens! Look at that diamond ring she has! Bill: I bet it's not real. Jane: Ouch! John: Good heavens! What happened? Jane: I just stubbed my toe.

(My) heavens!

Inf. a mild exclamation of surprise or amazement. Bill: Heavens! The clock has stopped. Bob: Don't you have a watch? Sally: The police are parked in our driveway, and one of them is getting out! Mary: My heavens!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

(Good) ˈHeavens!


Heavens aˈbove!

(spoken) used to show that you are surprised or annoyed: Good Heavens! What have you done to your hair?
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HVEN, Denmark, January 1578 -- Heavens! Could the teachings of Aristotle and other scholars all be wrong?