goodness (only) knows

goodness (only) knows phrase
used for emphasizing what you say, especially when you do not know something

Goodness only knows why she didn’t ask us for help!

Thesaurus: ways of saying that you do not know or understandsynonym
Main entry: goodness

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • heaven\ only\ knows — • God knows • goodness knows • heaven knows • heaven (only) knows • Lord knows informal 1. Maybe God knows but I don t know and no one else knows. Often used with only . Do you know where Susan is? God only knows! 2. Surely; certainly. Goodness… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • goodness — good|ness S2 [ˈgudnıs] n [U] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 my goodness!/goodness (gracious) me! 2 for goodness sake 3 goodness (only) knows 4¦(being good)¦ 5¦(best part)¦ 6 have the goodness to do something 7 out of the goodness of somebody s heart ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • goodness — good|ness1 [ gudnəs ] interjection * used for showing that you are surprised: Goodness, is it time to go already? goodness me: Goodness me! You ve grown! goodness gracious (me): Goodness gracious me! What do you mean? my goodness (me): My… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • goodness — I UK [ˈɡʊdnəs] / US interjection ** used for showing that you are surprised Goodness, is it that time already? goodness me: Goodness me! You ve grown! goodness gracious (me): Goodness gracious me! What do you mean? my goodness (me): My goodness,… …   English dictionary

  • goodness\ knows — • God knows • goodness knows • heaven knows • heaven (only) knows • Lord knows informal 1. Maybe God knows but I don t know and no one else knows. Often used with only . Do you know where Susan is? God only knows! 2. Surely; certainly. Goodness… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • goodness knows — no one knows, only God knows …   English contemporary dictionary

  • God\ knows — • God knows • goodness knows • heaven knows • heaven (only) knows • Lord knows informal 1. Maybe God knows but I don t know and no one else knows. Often used with only . Do you know where Susan is? God only knows! 2. Surely; certainly. Goodness… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • heaven\ knows — • God knows • goodness knows • heaven knows • heaven (only) knows • Lord knows informal 1. Maybe God knows but I don t know and no one else knows. Often used with only . Do you know where Susan is? God only knows! 2. Surely; certainly. Goodness… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Lord\ knows — • God knows • goodness knows • heaven knows • heaven (only) knows • Lord knows informal 1. Maybe God knows but I don t know and no one else knows. Often used with only . Do you know where Susan is? God only knows! 2. Surely; certainly. Goodness… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • God knows — or[goodness knows] or[heaven knows] {informal} 1. Maybe God knows but I don t know and no one else knows. Often used with only . * /Do you know where Susan is? God only knows!/ 2. Surely; certainly. * /Goodness knows, the poor man needs the money …   Dictionary of American idioms

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