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English definition of “thank God, goodness, heaven(s), etc.”

thank God, goodness, heaven(s), etc.

B1 said to express happiness that something bad has been avoided or has finished: Thank God you found the key. I managed to catch the train, thank goodness.Relieved and thankful
(Definition of thank God, goodness, heaven(s), etc. from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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