(oh) (my) gosh!

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(oh) (my) gosh!

A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. ("Gosh" here is a substitution for "God," the use of which in an oath can be considered blasphemous.) Gosh, look at the time! How is it nearly midnight already? Oh my gosh! That cyclist nearly hit me! My gosh, Bill! Would it kill you to take out the trash once in a while?
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Paul Kaos Reid said: "Oh gosh man, so young and had recently learnt that he had gained a place at teesside university.
I've had loads of messages from women who've had similar things and you think 'oh gosh I'm glad it's not just me', you know what I mean.
"Oh gosh. What a payday!" Trebek said as the audience gasped.
"Oh gosh, I think I'm going to fall over, I'm very used to being a bridesmaid not the bride.
The actor, who received his first Bafta nomination in 2005, told the audience: "Oh gosh, I think I'm going to fall over, I'm very used to being a bridesmaid not the bride."
Speaking to Sean O'Rourke on RTE Radio One yesterday, Rose said: "When I heard he was eligible again, I thought to myself, 'Oh gosh, those three years have flown in'.
"Oh gosh, I've encountered some crazy incidents in my time," said the actress, who has played glamorous Liz McDonald for 30 years.
"We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house," she told the news outlet. "At first, my husband was, like, 'No, you didn't!' And the [recipient of the message] said, 'You sat there talking about hardwood floors.' And we said, 'Oh gosh, you really did hear us.'"
The 20-year-old, who runs OH GOSH Productions, said he felt 'completely out of control' when he plunged into depression in October last year, just weeks after starting the second year of his film production degree in London.
Oh gosh, thank heavens 3M has finally sent me the quote I needed, let me forward it to Timmy now.
Operator: Oh gosh, OK, just you keep going until you hear them knocking.
Oh gosh! No idea, probably my tailored suits from way back that still fit me - all tailored by someone at Savile Row.
Oh gosh, that's so clear to me now that I can't understand how anyone could think it wasn't.