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holy cow

An exclamation of surprise, shock, or astonishment. Holy cow, the bill for that dinner is nearly $200! We won the lottery? Holy cow, that's amazing news!
See also: cow, holy

holy moley

An exclamation of surprise, shock, or astonishment. Holy moley, the bill for that dinner is nearly $200! We won the lottery? Holy moley, that's amazing news!
See also: holy, moley
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

holy cow

Also, holy mackerel or Moses or moly or smoke . An exclamation of surprise, astonishment, delight, or dismay, as in Holy cow, I forgot the wine, or Holy mackerel, you won! or Holy Moses, here comes the teacher! or Holy smoke, I didn't know you were here too. The oldest of these slangy expletives uses mackerel, dating from about 1800; the one with Moses dates from about 1850 and cow from about 1920. None has any literal significance, and moly is a neologism devised to rhyme with "holy" and possibly a euphemism for "Moses."
See also: cow, holy
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Perth, Australia, Feb 25, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - Victory West Moly Limited (ASX:VWM) (ETR:R1E) is pleased to advise the receipt of A$500,000 representing the first tranche of the A$1 million Commitment Fee from its joint venture partner China Guangshou Group Corp (CGGC) as part of their obligations to invest in the Malala Molybdenum Project in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.