good grief

good grief

Meaning | Synonyms

  • occurrence of something shocking
  • things beyond our imaginations
  • being surprised
  • unexpected situation
  • moment of amazement and frustration
  • expression of astonishment

Example Sentences

  1. Good grief, is she going to kick her brother in front of the entire school? This is really shocking for me.
  2. Good grief, keep up the same work and you will end up losing your new job.
  3. Oh God, good grief we are again stuck in a traffic jam.
  4. Good grief, you are not home on time today, everyone is waiting for you.
  5. Good grief! You are not going to the supermarket like that, are you? Don’t tell me that you are.
  6. Good grief! He spilled wine on my new dress.

Origin

The phrase ‘Good Grief’ was first used 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.

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