holy cow

idiom

informal
used as an interjection to express surprise or excitement
Holy cow! That car almost ran into us!

Examples of holy cow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chased by a fearsome dog catcher, Basil teams-up with a street-wise, Bollywood-obsessed Street Dog forever living off his wits and a feisty holy cow with a lot of attitude. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 9 Feb. 2024 And then all of a sudden, somebody mentioned like, holy cow, it’s been 10 years at the Performance Center. Joey Hayden, Dallas News, 14 July 2023

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“Holy cow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holy%20cow. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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