lo and behold
interjection Date: 1808 — used to express wonder or surprise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lo and behold — ► lo and behold used to present a new scene or situation. Main Entry: ↑lo …   English terms dictionary

  • lo and behold — This phrase is used to express surprise …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lo and behold — interjection used to express wonder or surprise there, lo and behold, in the window … was a ‘To Let’ board A.P.Herbert * * * lo and behold (often facetious) Used to signal a startling revelation • • • Main Entry: ↑lo * * * lo and behold often… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lo and behold — suddenly, look, out of the blue, wonder of wonders    We were standing there when, lo and behold, a fish fell out of the sky and flopped around on the ground! …   English idioms

  • lo and behold — humorous something that you say when you tell someone about something surprising that happened. I went into a bar just next to our hotel and, lo and behold, who should I see sitting there but Jim Gibson …   New idioms dictionary

  • lo and behold! —    This term is used to express surprise, especially at a sudden or unexpected appearance.     I was watering the flowers when, lo and behold, there was the watch I d lost! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lo and behold — often humorous used for introducing something surprising that you are about to tell or show someone He put her out of his mind. Then, lo and behold, months later, she turned up again …   English dictionary

  • lo and behold — used to present a new scene or situation. → lo …   English new terms dictionary

  • lo and behold — interj. exclamation that expresses wonder or surprise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lo and behold —    This phrase is used to express surprise.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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