Gordon Bennett!

Gordon Bennett!
Exclam. An exclamation of anger or surprise. Has as much emphasis as most expletives despite its inoffensive nature. See associated article Gordon Bennett for etymology.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • Gordon Bennett! — (BrE infml spoken old fash) a phrase used to express surprise or shock. The original Mr Bennett was a 19th–century US newspaper owner, James Gordon Bennett Junior, who was famous for his extravagant lifestyle and his support of sporting events.… …   Universalium

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  • Gordon Bennett! — British, old fashioned something that you say when you are surprised, shocked, or angry. Gordon Bennett! The mortgage rate s gone up again! …   New idioms dictionary

  • Gordon Bennett — /gɔdn ˈbɛnət/ (say gawdn benuht) interjection (an exclamation of surprise.) {from James Gordon Bennett Jr, US newspaper proprietor and well known air and road racing promoter of the early 1900s with a playboy reputation} …  

  • Gordon Bennett (artist) — Gordon Bennett (born 1955) is an Australian artist of Aboriginal and Anglo Gaelic descent. Born in Monto, Queensland, and now working in Brisbane, Bennett is a significant figure in contemporary Indigenous Australian art. Contents 1 Biography 2… …   Wikipedia

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