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Re: Holy smoke

Posted by ESC on April 19, 2005

In Reply to: Holy smoke posted by Hardy on April 19, 2005

: Holy smoke. What is its meaning and origin please?

It's a mild oath along the lines of "Oh, my goodness." It dates back to 1889 and is one in a series -- http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/11/messages/446.html