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An expression of surprise.‘Crikey! I never thought I'd see you again’
- ‘If David Weinberger (to pick an example) wants to shill for Dean, more power to him, by crikey!’
- ‘Oh dear crikey, I think I've managed to rile my next door neighbour more than he's riled me, which is quite nice.’
- ‘So does every other Right Thinking Citizen, and by crikey, they're making sure that those somethings are heard.’
- ‘Even the band went ocker as the crowd screamed for more, the singer drawling, Jeez youse are loud, crikey!’
- ‘And by crikey, doesn't she look highly delighted at this thoughtful gesture?’
- ‘It might not be clever but, crikey, it sounds like fun.’
- ‘Here's a song from the mighty mighty Billy Bragg that you probably've heard, but if not, you shoulda, by crikey.’
- ‘Well, as I find myself increasingly saying during conversations with the glamorous Spartist, crikey.’
- ‘I had it on the Amiga, and by crikey, it was a great game.’
- ‘Reality TV has taken over our airwaves and - by crikey - tears were imminent.’
- ‘But I caught a bit of his press conference today, and crikey, if that was him on his last legs, imagine how he must have been as a younger man!’
- ‘Oh crikey, I thought, not another Parent Torture Association raffle.’
- ‘By crikey, I thought, Simon did the best one there, which is fantastic.’
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