Also, goodness knows; heaven knows.
Truly, certainly, definitely, as in God knows I need a winter coat. This expression, which originated about 1300 as God wot, does not necessarily imply that God is all-knowing but merely emphasizes the truth of the statement it accompanies. The variants using goodness and heaven are euphemisms that avoid taking God’s name in vain. [ Second half of 1500s ]
Also, God only knows. Only God knows, that is, neither I nor anyone else knows, as in God knows where I’ve stored those photos, or God only knows how many people will join the march. [ Second half of 1500s ]
[god-king, -king] /ˈgɒdˈkɪŋ, -ˌkɪŋ/ noun 1. a human sovereign believed to be a deity or to have godlike attributes.
[guh-dahy-vuh] /gəˈdaɪ və/ noun 1. (“Lady Godiva”) died 1057, wife of Leofric. According to legend, she rode naked through the streets of Coventry, England, to win relief for the people from a burdensome tax. /ɡəˈdaɪvə/ noun 1. Lady. ?1040–1080, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. According to legend, she rode naked through Coventry in order […]
[god-hoo d] /ˈgɒd hʊd/ noun 1. divine character or condition; divinity. /ˈɡɒdˌhʊd/ noun 1. the state of being divine
- Go into orbit
verb phrase To reach very extreme and apparently uncontrolled heights: those whose stocks can absorb, say, $50 million or more without going into orbit (1960s+)