what in the world


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what in the world

An exclamation used to emphasize surprise, shock, anger, disgust, etc. Just what in the world is going on here? Aw, what in the world! I just had this fixed, and now there's a dent in it! What in the world! Don't sneak up on me like that!
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what in the world

see under on earth.
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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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