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thank goodness (or God or heavens)

Definition of thank goodness or God or heavens in English:

Used as an expression of relief: thank goodness no one was badly injured
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  • Thank goodness for a free press; and thank goodness for our imperfect system of Democracy.
  • Gasping with relief I say, It could have broken but thank goodness it did not.
  • The station survived just fine, thank heavens.
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