holy moly

holy moly

[moh-lee]
noun Slang.
(used as an exclamation to express surprise or astonishment.)

Origin:
moly coined as rhyming twin to holy, on the model of holy cow, holy smoke, etc.

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Main Entry:  holy moly
Part of Speech:  interj
Definition:  See holy cow
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