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A few years before he had experienced another 'Holy Mackerel!' moment, encountering Giambologna's Mercury in Dresden.
The phrase "Holy Mackerel" is a 19th century expression that relates to the Roman Catholic practice of only eating fish on Fridays, a holy day for believers.
"Holy mackerel," gasped the lusty coach as he arrived at Ulrika Jonsson's house to find his TV star lover dressed only in pink underwear and high heels, "I know you've got a bit of Swede in you - but would you like a little more!"
When we're at practice and we're creating a new song together, and somehow that one time or those two times it's just, "Holy mackerel, that was it." You're sitting there and you're buzzing; you're high because it feels so good.
HOLY MACKEREL: Campaigners dressed as Batman and Robin make their point on the roof of the Royal Courts of Justice today
As a child I remember wondering about that expression as adults around me kept exclaiming, "Holy mackerel!" when they were excited, upset or awed.
HOLY MACKEREL!; The Caped Crusader has to fight Superman, below, in his next film adventure; MORE THAN CAPE-ABLE:; (From left) Christian Bale in Empire of the Sun, Metroland and Captain Corelli's Mandolin; MASK OF EVIL: Christian
"Holy mackerel! If that kind of stuff is allowed, I'll just ride on this sidewalk, for cryin' out loud!"
engineered the $355 million deal, Wall Street investment bankers said, Holy Mackerel, look at this!
"Holy mackerel,'' said an older gentleman, complimenting a skillfully placed ball thrown by one of the several women playing.
"Nice and cloudy, and holy mackerel! there is big apricot in this," said Gregg Glaser.
Holy mackerel! Some women columnists are much more vicious than men.