Definitions

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  • interj. Expressing surprise, anger, etc.

Etymologies

Representing a Cockney pronunciation of God blind me!; in medieval times, people would curse using contractions rather than breaking the third commandment (Do not use the Lord's name in vain oaths). Compare strewth, zounds, 'sblood. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All we need now is someone in gorblimey trousers and I'll be well away...

    That Was Then But This Is Now

  • Today has been a reading day and I am going from the gorblimey to the sublime today.

    Even in a little thing

  • From Gissing to Patterson is rather like from the sublime to the gorblimey.

    Even in a little thing

  • "But" - he sighed and looked around the noisy glittering place, at the smart barmaids, the well-clad throng of loungers, some in evening dress, the half-dozen gorgeous ladies sitting with men at little tables by the window -- "I thinks as how you gets more real happiness in a quiet village pub, and the beer is cheaper, and -- gorblimey!"

    The Fortunate Youth

  • "I thinks as how you gets more real happiness in a quiet village pub, and the beer is cheaper, and -- gorblimey!"

    The Fortunate Youth

  • Less gorblimey ska, more emotional tug - Lily Allen is heading in the right direction in this demanding and exciting role, you will work ….

    The Guardian World News

  • At times what the Telegraph called Lily's "mannered gorblimey" irritates rather than amuses though it has to be said that "Never Gonna Happen" fuses electro-pop sounds to Abba immediacy to make a hugely catchy sound.

    Cross Rhythms

  • The only time the audience responds to the words is when the music stops, and the speaking characters - the gorblimey Guard, the wooden Messenger - can tell the story unimpeded.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • Mostly it is fun, funny, entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking, punningly operating at the same time on a high intellectual level and low gorblimey one.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XII No 1

  • If ever an opposition was given a heaven-sent series of gorblimey gaffes from a government, it’s this one.

    Saying sorry - the new PR arms race

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