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holy mackerel

Definition of holy mackerel

informal

  1. —used to say that one is very surprised, pleased, or excited <Holy mackerel! You got your hair cut!>



Word by Word Definitions

holyplay
  1. :  exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness

    :  divine

    :  devoted entirely to the deity or the work of the deity

mackerelplay
  1. :  a scombroid fish (Scomber scombrus of the family Scombridae) of the North Atlantic that is green above with dark blue bars and silvery below and is a commercially important food fish

    :  any of various fishes (as the wahoo and king mackerel) in the same family as the mackerel especially when distinguished from the related bonito or tuna by a comparatively smaller size


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