good grief

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of good grief

informal
used to express surprise or annoyance
  • "He's burned the toast." "Good grief! Can't he do anything right?"

Word by Word Definitions

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

grief play
  1. : grievance

  2. : deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement

  3. : a cause of such suffering


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