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Good grief

DEFINITION

Exclamation of frustration or surprise. Why ‘grief’ would ever be ‘good’ can not be explained, probably because it is used in cases not of dire grief but lesser hiccups or bumps in the road.¬† The phrase was made popular in Charles M. Schulz’s cartoon series titled, “Peanuts”.(Compare to Give me a break.)

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