Holy mackerel

Holy mackerel
exclamation indicating surprise, indignation, etc.

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • Holy Mackerel — may refer to:* The Holy Mackerel, a 1960s band featuring Paul Williams. * The Holy Mackerel, a 1990s band featuring Les Claypool. * Holy mackerel! , an exclamation variously attributed to sportscasters Vince Lloyd or Al McGuire. * Hey Hey Holy… …   Wikipedia

  • holy\ mackerel — • holy cats • holy cow • holy mackerel • holy Moses interj. informal Used to express strong feeling (as astonishment, pleasure, or anger); used in speech or when writing conversation. Holy cats! That s good pie! said Dick. Holy cow! They can t do …   Словарь американских идиом

  • holy mackerel — interjection used as an exclamation of surprise or amazement * * * Slang. (used as an exclamation to express surprise or wonder.) [1795 1805] * * * holy smoke/cow/mackerel/etc mainly american spoken …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy mackerel! — [“holi “msekral] exclam. Wow! □ Holy mackerel! What a day! □ Holy mackerel! What’s this? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Holy mackerel! — int An interjection of surprise. Holy mackerel! We won the lottery! 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • holy mackerel — used to express strong feelings of astonishment, pleasure or anger Holy mackerel, cried the little boy when he saw the new bicycle he got for his birthday …   Idioms and examples

  • holy mackerel — an expression of surprise. Perhaps a euphemism for holy Michael or holy Mary. May be derived from mackerel snappers, derisory to Catholics who ate fish on Fridays …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • holy mackerel — interjection An expression of surprise. Syn: holy cow, holy moley, holy smoke, holy crap, holy shit …   Wiktionary

  • holy mackerel — Slang. (used as an exclamation to express surprise or wonder.) [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • holy mackerel — Australian Slang exclamation indicating surprise, indignation, etc …   English dialects glossary

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