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holy smoke

[ hoh-lee smohk ]
/ ˈhoʊ li ˈsmoʊk /
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interjection Slang.
(used as an exclamation to express surprise or astonishment.)
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Also ho·ly smokes [hoh-lee smohks] /ˈhoʊ li ˈsmoʊks/ .

Origin of holy smoke

First recorded in 1880–85
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