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yikes

 (yīks)
interj.
Used to express mild fear or surprise.

[Origin unknown.]

yikes

(ˈjaiks)
interj
informal an expression of surprise, fear, or alarm
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"I live in a happy, hectic little home with my wife, four-year-old son and our two Bengal cats (soon to become four cats - Yikes...!) I am an electrician working on new-build homes around the North East for various house builders.
'Yikes! Paskong pasko wala pa ding magawang matino yung ibang tao (Yikes!
It was nearly 20 years ago (yikes!), but still a fraction of today's PS20,000 bill for the average wedding - 42% of which end in divorce.
The boiler had broken down, which meant - yikes! - the laundry couldn't be washed.
Developed by an Israeli barber to cleverly camouflage once-conspicuous yarmulkes from the roving anti-Semites popular these days across Europe (yikes) and therefore protect their wearers from beatings and other atrocities (double yikes), this "magic" yarmulke can be easily clipped into place, blending in naturally with one's real hair.
I pulled the plastic away from the bushes, and yikes, they looked like they had been hit by a flame-thrower.
Yikes! Will the Doctor be pulling the emergency handle, or has he got a better plan up his sleeve?
But yikes, watching these two comedy veterans trying to keep such a leaky, woefully flat vehicle afloat is more depressing than nostalgic.
They do teach you how to knee someone repeatedly in the balls." Yikes.
During a press conference, Bruni was seen stroking her husband's bottom, before whispering: "Be brave, my little darling." Yikes! That's what you say to a child, not the 54-year-old President of France, in front of the press.
Previously, Sells/Clark handled interactive needs through its Yikes! Interactive division, formed in 2000.