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    Holy Canasta

    From a different forum I got this:

    Iīve received a mail from betterworldbooks.com, written by "my book" (a nice literary resource, I believe) and the first line is:
    "Holy canasta! Itīs me Itīs me. I canīt believe it is actually me ...!

    Whatīs the meaning of "Holy canasta" ? I understand that it must be a colloquial english expression, but Iīd like to know what it means-

    Thank you in advance
    What is the meaning of "Holy Canasta"?

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    Re: Holy Canasta

    It sounds like the sort of exclamation used in the old Batman TV series, where they would make up expressions with Holy + word/phrase related to the events of the story to express surprise while, presumably, not being blasphemous or offensive. It's not a set expression that I have ever come across.

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    Re: Holy Canasta

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    expressions with Holy + word/phrase related to the events of the story to express surprise while, presumably, not being blasphemous or offensive. It's not a set expression that I have ever come across.
    What kind of word/phrase is used? Can you please site some example?

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    Re: Holy Canasta

    It could have been anything. "Holy Marshmallows, Batman!" if the bad guys were in a candy factory or "Holy End Tables, Batman!" if they were in a furniture store.

    My new favorite is "Holy Canolli!"
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    Re: Holy Canasta

    "Holy canasta!?" I love it.

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