Meaning | Synonyms
- occurrence of something shocking
- things beyond our imaginations
- being surprised
- unexpected situation
- moment of amazement and frustration
- expression of astonishment
- Good grief, is she going to kick her brother in front of the entire school? This is really shocking for me.
- Good grief, keep up the same work and you will end up losing your new job.
- Oh God, good grief we are again stuck in a traffic jam.
- Good grief, you are not home on time today, everyone is waiting for you.
- Good grief! You are not going to the supermarket like that, are you? Don’t tell me that you are.
- Good grief! He spilled wine on my new dress.
The first known appearance of the phrase ‘Good Grief’ was in 1900 in the English Dialect Dictionary. It became well-known in 1950s because of its frequent usage by Charlie Brown who was one of the characters of a comic strip of Charles M. Schulz. In 1958 it was used in Time Magazine as:
“Charlie’s characteristic lament: Good Grief!”
In 2003 this phrase was again used in Time Magazine.