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holy smoke(s)

An exclamation expressing surprise or amazement. Holy smokes! Have you ever seen a car go so fast? We won the lottery? Holy smoke, that's amazing news!
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On a summer day last May, I was to catch up with my old friend, The Virgin Mare, at Holy Smokes in Poblacion by Paolo Quimson and wife.
As I approached the designated address, Matilde corner Jacobo Streets, I walked up the steps of what I thought was Holy Smokes.
After eight rounds of challenging trivia questions, the Holy Smokes team from the 1st United Methodist Church (Rob White, team captain) emerged as the overall winner—receiving a $900 cash prize.
It wasn't a cover but, holy smokes, check out the sheer magnitude of flowing fabric worn by Rob Welsh in 2003.
Restaurants including Port of Call, Saucy Burger, The Karbon Grill, Liberty Brown, Fat Buddha, Papadoms, Holy Smokes and The Funky Indian have already signed up.
We are lucky enough to have a wide variety of restaurants which cater for every kinds of cuisine, from the authentic flavours of the East at The Funky Indian and Papadoms to the offerings for meat lovers at restaurants such as a Holy Smokes and Port of Call.
If you're into watching men beat the snot out of one another, then holy smokes was Sunday night a good night for you.
Elvin Bowler for sharing his thoughts and insights on our government benefits and retirement programs at our Oct lunch and learn held at Holy Smokes BBQ.
A collection of quirky little songs about the life experiences of a woman entering her 40s, Holy Smokes proves that Suzzy is as capable a solo performer as she is within the fold of The Roches, the band she and her sisters formed 20 years ago.
Adding to the appeal of Holy Smokes is the familiar folk production.
Holy Smokes on Matilde Street, down the road from Tilde in Poblacion, Makati, is an absolute gem of a restaurant.
In fact, one of the most charming things about Holy Smokes is that it still has the feel of a community restaurant, of people who really love to eat, or Rockwell and Bel-Air residents who have wandered over in Sunday afternoon shorts and loafers.
Holy smokes, Erick Winkowski jumps down a mountain in San Diego.
Holy smokes, this is a visual treat for any music fan.
Holy smokes, start skankin' with yer boots on and fist in the air, this sounds like some of the best early '80s HC stuff that was coming out, loud and proud and speedy as all get out, like a dose of RKL or Battalion of Saints.