Oh My Goodness Gracious Meaning
(idiomatic, euphemistic, dated) Oh my God.
Example: 1861, Henry Mills Alden, â€œThe Debatable Babyâ€, Harper's new monthly magazine, volume 22, number 132, page 776:
"Oh, my goodness gracious! who'd have thought it? Oh, my soul and body!" exclaimed Ben, dropping the cover, and jumping up with a perfectly absurd look of ...
1865, Charles Dickens, â€œAll the Year Round. A Weekly Journal.â€, volume 13-14, page 551:
Oh, my goodness gracious me! where was I? Where was Robert? To happen to me, a sort of prudish old maid, who kept her house so strict!