Heavens to Betsy

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An expression of bewilderment, surprise and incredulity, Unbelievable

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  • The expression is really ambiguous one. Though we can understand its meaning and it is believed to have originated in 19th century in the United States of America. But today nobody is sure about how this expression actually came. Why the word “heaven” is used? Nobody knows who was Betsy?  Even the writer who is expert in the words who gave title to the book curious sayings ‘Heaven to Betsy” did not describe about the source of it.
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A little kid of 11 years won a car race as it is really Heavens to Betsy.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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