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By the golly

Parf of speech: Expression, OED Year: 1743, OED Evaluation: Originally US

In (by) golly = (by) God.

Speaker 1: "Over yonder," yes. (laughs) "By-the-golly." Interviewer: Oh! Speaker 2: The gully? Oh, "by-the-golly." Speaker 1: "By-the-golly," yeah. Interviewer: Tell me about that. Speaker 1: That's just, "Oh, by-the-golly, I'll see you later-"
By the way