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jeepers creepers

A mild exclamation of surprise, astonishment, fear, or delight. A: "I just found out that they want to promote me to General Manager!" B: "Jeepers creeper, Tom—that's great news!" Jeepers creepers, don't sneak up on me like that! You nearly gave me a heart attack!
See also: creeper, jeepers

Jeepers(-creepers)!

(ˈdʒipɚzˈkripɚz)
exclam. Wow! Jeepers-creepers! I’m sorry!

jeepers creepers!

An interjection of surprise or delight. The equivalent of “no kidding!” or “wow!” depending on the context, the phrase came from a 1938 popular song first sung by Louis “Sachmo” Armstrong in the movie Going Places. The chorus began, “Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those peepers? / Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?”
See also: jeepers
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harry Potter AND the half-BLOOD Prince itv 7Pm Hogwarts' half-pint wizard Daniel Radcliffe (above) is wholeheartedly going half-steam ahead to the Deathly Hallows - all the jeepers-creepers stuff is saved for the second hour.
I remember an episode where a body was dragged from the deep bearing the same jeepers-creepers markings - and I'm no Xpert.
Daniel Radcliffe (above) stars as Hogwarts' halfpint wizard, going halfsteam ahead to the Deathly Hallows - all the jeepers-creepers stuff in the film is saved for the second hour.