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oh no! | oh my God!

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This page is about the conversational phrase oh no! | oh my God!

Meaning

You can say this if something bad happens or you hear bad news.

For example

  • I was working on my computer when the power cut out. "Oh no!" I said, "I've lost all that work I just did!"

  • "Your son's had an accident at school."
    "Oh my God! Is he OK?"

Note:
Also "Oh dear!" and "Oh my Lord!"

Quick Quiz

Grace said "Oh no!" She

a. didn't want to go to a concert

b. couldn't find her ticket to a concert

c. refused to sit down during a concert

Contributor: Matt Errey