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  • PinkPuma
    I searched up phrases starting with “the fourth” and the answer was “the fourth estate” but that wasn’t an option
    Please add.
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heavens to murgatroyd
It's the same as saying: Heavens to Betsy or Oh For Heaven's Sake or OMG or For the Love of Pete! but more often when something is bad and/or shocking rather than good. It's an expression of shock or awe or astonishment usually not in a good way (connotation). Feel free to use all of these.
off the charts
Exceeding expectations or standard measurements; Wonderful, exciting, grand
beggar belief
To go or be beyond belief or plausibility; being too strange, unusual, or extraordinary to be explained, described, or comprehended
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Last ditch effort to accomplish something; ie: A simple Hail Mary was thrown to win the football game.
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