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bloody oath

interjection, slang Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand.
1. Absolutely; definitely. Used to add emphasis to an affirmative statement or response. A: "Are you going to bring the issue up with him?" B: "Bloody oath I am!" Bloody oath I'm going to the concert! I wouldn't miss it for anything!
2. Used to express an intense emotional reaction, especially excitement or enthusiasm. Bloody oath, Jenny, these cakes are delicious! The newest film in the franchise comes out tomorrow, and, bloody oath, I can't wait!
See also: bloody, oath

my bloody oath

interjection, slang Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand.
1. Absolutely; definitely. Used to add emphasis to an affirmative statement or response. A: "Are you going to bring the issue up with him?" B: "My bloody oath I am!" My bloody oath I'm going to the concert! I wouldn't miss it for anything!
2. Used to express an intense emotional reaction, especially excitement or enthusiasm. My bloody oath, Jenny, these cakes are delicious! The newest film in the franchise comes out tomorrow, and, my bloody oath, I can't wait!
See also: bloody, oath

on oath

Bound by a formal promise to tell the complete and honest truth about an event while on the witness stand in a trial. You are on oath as a witness in this trial, so you must answer my questions completely truthfully! Consider your answer carefully—you're still on oath.
See also: oath, on

take an oath

To make a formal, binding promise (to do something). You took an oath when you agreed to be a witness in this trial, so you must answer my questions completely truthfully! We all took oaths to keep this a secret until the day we die.
See also: oath, take

under oath

Bound by a formal promise to tell the complete and honest truth about an event while on the witness stand in a trial. You are under oath as a witness in this trial, so you must answer my questions completely truthfully! Consider your answer carefully—you're still under oath.
See also: oath
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

take an oath

to make an oath; to swear to something. You must take an oath that you will never tell anyone about this. When I was a witness in court, I had to take an oath that I would tell the truth.
See also: oath, take

under oath

Fig. bound by an oath; having taken an oath. You must tell the truth because you are under oath. I was placed under oath before I could testify in the trial.
See also: oath
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on/under ˈoath

(law) having made a formal promise to tell the truth in a court of law: Is she prepared to give evidence on oath?The judge reminded the witness that he was still under oath.
See also: oath, on
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

take an oath

To agree to a pledge of truthfulness or faithful performance.
See also: oath, take

under oath

Under a burden or responsibility to speak truthfully or perform an action faithfully.
See also: oath
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Sonia Gandhi, who retained her Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat for the Congress, took oath as a Member of Parliament, amid desk-thumping applauds by the opposition members.
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The lawyer further contended that the rule 6 of rules of procedure and conduct of business in the provincial assembly to the extent of not providing time limit for taking oath were also ultra vires of the Constitution.
Furthermore, the petition states that Nisar's failure to take oath was not only an insult to the voters but also a violation of the Article 2A, 17 and 25 of the Constitution.
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Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth will administer the oath to the new KP governor.
They further contended that it was not against the supremacy of the law or the judiciary if the chief justice of the high court visited the governor house and administered the oath of office to the incoming incumbent.
PESHAWAR -- Eleven members new cabinet of KPK Governor has taken oath. According to details on Wednesday oath taking ceremony was held in Governor House Peshawar.
The inaugural sessions of the new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Balochistan assemblies were convened on Monday, where MPA-elects took oath of their offices.
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n 1957, Nasser swore the same oath before Parliament, to become the first president to uphold this tradition before the people's representatives council - File Photo CAIRO -- 2 June 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will take the constitutional oath of office for his second term before Egypt's Parliament on Saturday to start his second term on June 3.