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Origin of holy cow
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I mean, they love you, but holy cow, I mean the texts … the texts.
The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
“You were going to work your way into my marriage and you were going to call its new three-way shape holy” the narrator recounts.
Because holy hell was that bland, unfunny, uncomfortable, and just plain confusing.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he was indicted in Israel last week on charges he plotted to blow up sites holy to Islam.
Israelis often are amused and appalled by the crazies attracted to the Holy Land, and not only for religious reasons.
After his death crowds flocked to his grave to touch his holy monument, till the authorities caused the church yard to be shut.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
His holy book says: There is more joy over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine just men.
Their sin began on Holy Thursday, with so little secrecy and so bad an example, that the affair was beginning to leak out.
All these things shall be for good to the holy, so to the sinners and the ungodly they shall be turned into evil.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The spread of the holy gospel and uninterrupted preaching went on until the return of the ambassador.
Idioms and Phrases with holy cow
Also, holy mackerel or Moses or moly or smoke. An exclamation of surprise, astonishment, delight, or dismay, as in Holy cow, I forgot the wine, or Holy mackerel, you won! or Holy Moses, here comes the teacher! or Holy smoke, I didn't know you were here too. The oldest of these slangy expletives uses mackerel, dating from about 1800; the one with Moses dates from about 1850 and cow from about 1920. None has any literal significance, and moly is a neologism devised to rhyme with “holy” and possibly a euphemism for “Moses.”