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What does holy smoke mean? Is it phrase or interjection?
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Hi,

It's a phrase that is can be used as an exclamation or, if you wish, as an interjection.

Best wishes, Clive
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Other than being used by Batman's sidekick, Robin, in the 'campy' 1960s TV series, I can't remember ever hearing anyone use it... Can you?
I've always assumed that Robin's utterance implied a proto-Papal context.

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Tam SadekOther than being used by Batman's sidekick, Robin, in the 'campy' 1960s TV series, I can't remember ever hearing anyone use it... Can you?

Actually, I do. Emotion: embarrassed Once I had kids, I had to find a way to temper my "swear like a sailor" vocabulary.
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Well that's certainly a very acceptable reason BarbaraEmotion: wink
You're [explicative deleted] right, it [explicative deleted] is! Emotion: big smile (The girl can get out of the Navy, but does the Navy ever get out of the girl?)

(These days, by the way, if I forget, the say "Mom! There are children present, you know!")
I have to ask, GG.

Did you smite your left palm with your right fist as you said it, and gaze with sudden intent realization into the middle distance?

MrP
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